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On the eve of  COP21 in Paris, ICSU releases two new publications on climate change
On the eve of COP21 in Paris, ICSU releases two new publications on climate change
Nov 24, 2015 The two publications are a history of ICSU's involvement in climate change research, and a magazine compiling the most popular stories run on ICSU's Road to Paris blog.
Vacancy: Operations Director Nov 27, 2015
The International Council for Science (ICSU) is seeking an Operations Director to manage the day-to-day operations of the Paris Secretariat, in close conjunction with the Executive Director.
30 years pioneering collaboration on global change research: IGBP closes down Dec 2015 Nov 26, 2015
The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), which is an ICSU-sponsored initiative, will come to a close at the end of this year after three decades of fostering international collaborative research and synthesis on global change.
Call to host the ICSU Regional Office for Latin America and the Carribean Nov 26, 2015
ICSU is calling on its member organizations to host the ICSU Regional Office for Latin America and the Carribean (ICSU ROLAC)
Call for nominations: Scientific Committee for Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment: a Systems Analysis Approach Nov 23, 2015
The Programme’s co-sponsors are now inviting nominations for individuals to serve on this Committee. With the replacement of about a third of the current membership, 6-8 new members are being sought. New SC Members will be appointed jointly by the Co-Sponsors’ organizations, with the final decision on the committee membership to be made by the ICSU Executive Board in April 2016.
7th World Science Forum in Budapest adopts declaration Nov 16, 2015
ICSU, along with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, was a co-organizer of the 7th World Science Forum held from 4th to 7th November 2015 in Budapest. At the conclusion of the conference, a six-point declaration was adopted.
William Paton appointed Executive Director ad interim of IRDR Nov 16, 2015
William Paton has been appointed Executive Director ad interim of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme, effective December 1, 2015. Following the departure of former Executive Director Rudiger Klein in August, Paton will serve for a period of six months pending the appointment of a new Executive Director upon the completion of the review of the programme.
Call for support to the Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science (CFRS) Oct 30, 2015
ICSU is asking its Members to support the committee by hosting its Executive Secretariat.
ICSU welcomes election of IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee Oct 08, 2015
Hoesung Lee, a professor in economics of climate change, energy and sustainable development at Korea University, was elected this week the new chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) at a meeting in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik.
Science International to agree international accord on open data Sep 30, 2015
Science International is a new coalition of the major international science bodies – ICSU, the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) – to bring its members’ combined international representation and credibility to act as a single global voice for science in the international policy arena. At its first meeting, to be held from 7-9 December in Pretoria, South Africa, the participating institutions will discuss the topic of big data/open data.
Contributions of the scientific community to the development of the Sustainable Development Goals Sep 25, 2015
This weekend, the governments of the world, after a three-year preparatory process, will adopt the final set of seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will determine the course of international development efforts in developed and developing countries alike for the next fifteen years. Throughout the process, ICSU and its partner organizations have continuously pushed for a sound scientific basis for these goals and a strong role for science in their implementation.
Call for proposals: Future Earth Regional Offices in Africa Sep 24, 2015
The Future Earth Secretariat has today released a call for proposals to establish Regional Offices for Future Earth in Africa.
Call for expressions of interest: Modeling urban health and wellbeing – communicating results for policy and action Sep 23, 2015
Expressions of interest are thought for this workshop that aims at bridging this information gap by enabling communication and dialogue between modelers and policy/decision makers in the field of urban health. The workshop will take place on 28-29 April 2016 in Xiamen, China.
New IRDR newsletter published Sep 21, 2015
The fall 2015 issue of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) newsletter leads off with a review of the 4+2 formula and highlights IRDR family activities that support the 4+2 formula from May through August.
Urban Health and Wellbeing programme publishes first newsletter Sep 17, 2015
The ICSU-UNU-IAMP Urban Health and Wellbeing programme has published its first newsletter, covering developments since the opening of the International Programme Office (IPO) in December 2014.
2016 to be the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) Sep 14, 2015
The International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH) jointly announced today that 2016 would be the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU).
Science and Technology conference on implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: Geneva Jan 2016 Sep 01, 2015
UNISDR is lead organizer of a major conference in Geneva from January 27-29 which will look at how the science and technology community can support implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. The International Council for Science – which led the Major Group for Science and Technology throughout the Sendai preparatory process – is a co-organizer, along with UNESCO, UNU and WMO.
Call for Nominations for WDS Data Stewardship Award 2015: deadline Sept 7 Aug 31, 2015
The World Data System (WDS) Data Stewardship Award is an annual prize which highlights exceptional contributions to the improvement of scientific data stewardship by early career researchers. The winner of the 2015 Award will be presented at SciDataCon 2016. The deadline for nominations is Monday September 7, 2015.
Nominations are open for the COSPAR Awards Aug 05, 2015
The ICSU Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) bestows a number of medals and awards, in some cases jointly with other scientific institutions or space agencies. Nominations are open and must be received before 30 November 2015.
Scientists plot path to climate stabilization at pre-COP Paris science conference Jul 10, 2015
Emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases must eventually fall to zero to stabilize the global climate, according to scientists leading the biggest international climate science conference prior to the Paris UN COP meeting in December, which was co-organized by ICSU. But they also indicate cautious optimism that growing political momentum means the two degree Celsius climate upper limit is still within reach.
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