07 December, 2015
The 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), is poised to lead a shift in focus in climate change research from an emphasis on the scientific test of the role of human activity, already consolidated into strong evidence, to a focus on solutions to prepare society to adapt and mitigate the consequences of a warming planet, where knowledge is urgently needed. Frontiers will support this shift by collecting the latest research on climate adaptation and mitigation across multiple scientific disciplines to be published in a unique Research Topic. To provide a comprehensive overview on the newest findings, this Research Topic spans across several Frontiers journals and specialty sections. The Topic, an initiative proposed by Prof. Carlos M. Duarte, will be hosted by the Chief Editors of the participating journals and the specialty sections within, thereby representing the most influential and recognized scientists in their respective fields. The Topic welcomes manuscripts introducing new approaches, concepts, technologies and renewable energies, feeding into solutions for the blue, green and circular economy and covering areas related to food, water, energy and environmental security.