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ICSU at WCDRR: A successful week for science in disaster risk reduction
ICSU at WCDRR: A successful week for science in disaster risk reduction
Mar 18, 2015 The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction closed today in Sendai, Japan, with negotiations coming to a successful conclusion after a contentious deliberations marathon than ran through the night and into the evening of March 18.
Former ICSU President Jane Lubchenco awarded Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement for Work in Changing Policy Mar 25, 2015
Jane Lubchenco, a former President of ICSU, and Indian scientist Madhav Gadgil have been jointly awarded the prestigious Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement for Work in Changing Policy.
Allan Lavell wins United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Risk Reduction Mar 18, 2015
Allan Lavell, a key member of the community of the ICSU co-sponsored Integrated Research on Disaster Risk programme (IRDR), has been awarded the prestigious prize that is awarded to individuals or institutions that have taken active efforts in reducing disaster risk in their communities and advocated for disaster risk reduction.
New paper: Disaster risks research and assessment to promote risk reduction and management Mar 18, 2015
A review and synthesis paper of the basic knowledge of natural hazards, vulnerabilities, and disaster risks, which aims to highlight potential contributions of science to disaster risk reduction, has been released on the occasion of the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai.
Statement by the Science and Technology Community Major Group at the Sendai conference Mar 16, 2015
On the third day of the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, David Johnston, chair of the IRDR Science Committee, delivered the official statement of the Science and Technology Major Group to the conference.
ICSU at WCDRR: “Applying Science and Technology to Disaster Risk Reduction Decision-making” Mar 16, 2015
Day two of the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan featured a working session on how to apply science and technology to disaster risk reduction decision-making.
Allan Lavell shortlisted for the United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction Mar 09, 2015
Allan Lavell, co-chair of the Assessment of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (AIRDR) project of the ICSU co-sponsored Integrated Research on Disaster Risk programme (IRDR), is one of three nominees for the prize, which is awarded to individuals or institutions that have taken active efforts in reducing disaster risk in their communities and advocated for disaster risk reduction.
Launch event for SDGs review held at UN in New York Mar 02, 2015
The International Council for Science, in partnership with ISSC, organized an event during the second intergovernmental negotiations session on the Post-2015 Development Agenda that took place at the United Nations in New York on 17-20 February 2015.
International symposium on science assessment and research integrity Feb 10, 2015
Through its Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science (CFRS), the International Council for Science is engaged in the promotion of a responsible conduct of science. In that context, it has been co-sponsoring the three World Conferences on Research Integrity (WCRI) that have taken place since 2007. The Singapore Statement on Research Integrity that resulted from the WCRI in 2010 has become a universally recognised document, laying down fundamental principles.
Paul Shrivastava named Executive Director of Future Earth Feb 13, 2015
The International Council for Science (ICSU), on behalf of the Science & Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability, announced today the appointment of Paul Shrivastava as Executive Director of Future Earth.
ICSU and ISSC release “Review of Targets for the Sustainable Development Goals: The Science Perspective“ Feb 12, 2015
The International Council for Science, in partnership with the International Social Science Council, released a new report today which provides an independent review of the 169 targets under the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are set to be approved at the General Assembly of the UN in September.
Third Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) concludes Jan 27, 2015
The third plenary of IPBES was held between the 12th and 17th January 2015 in Bonn, Germany.
2015 is the International Year of Light Jan 20, 2015
The International Year of Light, a UN initiative to raise public awareness of the importance of photonics on everyday life, was officially launched at a ceremony at UNESCO in Paris on January 19. Photonics is the science and technology of generating, controlling and detecting photons, or light particles.
Tokyo Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience concludes Jan 20, 2015
The Tokyo Conference on International Study for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience which took place Jan 14-16 was co-organized by IRDR, the Science Council of Japan (SCJ), the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and Tokyo University.
Vacancy: Bilingual part-time Accounts Assistant Jan 20, 2015
The International Council for Science (ICSU) is seeking a part-time Accounts Assistant (24 hours/week) on a permanent contract, from June 2015.
New video: 2014 Young Scientists' Networking Conference Dec 16, 2014
Early career scientists discuss their perspective on a greener economy. A brief video from the 2014 Future Earth Young Scientists' Networking Conference at Villa Vigoni, Italy.
Global conference on science advice to governments: final report available Dec 15, 2014
The synthesis report of the first international conference of practitioners and scholars on Science Advice to Governments which took place in Auckland earlier this year is now available here.
Urban Health and Wellbeing office opens in Xiamen, China Dec 10, 2014
The new international programme office of the global science programme “Urban Health and Wellbeing” opened this week in Xiamen, China.
CFRS supports scientists whose human rights are under threat as a result of scientific activity Dec 10, 2014
The Chair of ICSU's Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science, Leiv K. Sydnes, recently attended a court hearing in Turkey against the scientist Büşra Ersanlı.
International Council for Science announces Dr. Heide Hackmann to be Executive Director and Dr. Lucilla Spini, Head of Science Programmes Dec 08, 2014
Heide Hackmann, a social scientist with extensive experience running international research organizations, will be Executive Director of the Council’s Secretariat from March 2015. Lucilla Spini, a biological anthropologist with experience in international science coordination will take on the newly created role of Head of Science Programmes in early January.
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