IRD/IMéRA Cycle on Sustainable Development #4

Mardi 25 juin 2019, 10h00 - 12h30, IMéRA, Maidon des astronomes, salle de conférences - entrée libre

Topics in development, land use and climate change II

Chairs: Andy Dobson (Princeton, IRD/IMéRA co-chair 2018/2019)


Alberte Bondeau, Researcher, CNRS & IMBE (

  • Mediterranean agriculture between tradition, industrialization and innovation

Charles Figuières, Professor, Aix-Marseille School of Economics (

  • Grandfathering by environmental merit

Andy Dobson, Professor, Ecology and evolutionary biology, Princeton Unviersity, and 2018/2019 IRD/IMéRA co-chair (

  • Land Use Change, Ecosystems Services and Vector Borne Diseases

About the IRD/IMéRA Cycle on Sustainable Development

As explicitly admitted in the UN’s Sustainable Development Objectives (SDOs), human development can only be conceived on a global scale considering the multiple interactions—economic (trade, outsourcing, etc.), demographic (migrations, epidemics, etc.), cultural (connectivity, networks, etc.) and environmental (global warming, etc.)—at play between North and South countries. These aspects are at the heart of the IMéRA Program “Global phenomena and regulation” (see and they are a fortiori even more salient the IRD research, IRD being one of the significant national and international players in the SDO’s agenda (see

The research cycle “Sustainable Development” held at IMéRA in this academic year 2018/2019 is designed to strengthen cooperation between IRD and IMéRA on sustainable development research through the dedicated joint chair hosted by IMéRA. In 2018/2019, the cycle is managed by the IRD/IMéRA co-chair holders, Andrew Dobson (Princeton Univ.) and Mercedes Pascual (Univ. of Chicago), together with IMéRA director general and director of the “Global phenomea and regulation” program, Raouf Boucekkine (AMU). The first event took take place at IMéRA on October 19th 2018.