Plinio Sist, Sandra Luque and Brice Mora are conveners of a parallel session “Tropical degraded forests response to global change: current knowledge and cross-cutting research challenges for monitoring and processes understanding” at the international conference:Our Common Future Under Climate Change, that will be hold in Paris, at Unesco (7-10 July 2015). This conference will present updated knowledge and address key issues concerning climate change in the broader context of global change. This conference is organized under the framework of the COP 21 that will be hold in Paris in December 2015. Plinio Sist will talk about the increasing role of tropical forest degradation in the context of climate change and the main research challenges. The session will be hold at Unseco Bonvin Room XIII on July 8th from 14h30 to 18h00.