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Scientists pledge to step up action on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Scientists pledge to step up action on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Feb 01, 2016 At the UNISDR Science & Technology (S&T) conference held in Geneva on 27-29 January 2016, hundreds of scientists and policymakers pledged to step up action on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year global agreement that aims to curb deaths and economic losses from natural and man-made hazards. ICSU took part in the organization of the conference alongside other partners.
Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme Feb 03, 2016
The International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR) invite applications for the post of Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme, which will be vacant on 1 June 2016.
ICSU co-organizes major science conference on disaster risk reduction Jan 20, 2016
The UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 takes place in Geneva January 27th-29th.
UN Secretary General appoints ICSU Executive Director to special advisory group on the SDGs Jan 08, 2016
ICSU Executive Director Heide Hackmann has been appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to serve on a special advisory group from civil society, the private sector and the scientific community which will support the Technology Facilitation Mechanism, a key part of the post-2015 architecture for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
A unique event at the cutting edge of virtual reality storytelling, science and technology during COP21 Dec 21, 2015
The event connected scientists with the latest virtual reality technology that can bridge the “empathy deficit” that often hinders effective science communications.
ICSU co-organizes key scientific press conference at COP21 Dec 18, 2015
More than 200 international journalists streamed into a side event room at Le Bourget to hear the comments of leading international scientists on the penultimate draft of the Paris Agreement. The press conference led to extensive coverage in the international press, with many of the key arguments presented by the scientists resonating through media until after the agreement was accepted.
Celebrating the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) at AGU Dec 15, 2015
The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) closes down with a series of celebrations at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) at San Francisco from Dec 14-18. After three decades of fostering international collaborative research and synthesis on global change, the scientific projects and networks under IGBP will transition into Future Earth.
The International Council for Science at COP21 - week 2 Dec 09, 2015
The 21st Conference of the Parties opened in Paris on November 30 in order to negotiate a comprehensive global agreement on reducing carbon emissions. ICSU has been present throughout this historic event via a wide range of fora and activities.
ICSU receives SFSA Science Diplomacy Award Dec 09, 2015
As part of the Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) held in pretoria 8-9 December, ICSU was awarded the SFSA Science Diplomacy Award in the category recognizing "an international partnership which has made an outstanding contribution to harnessing scientific advice for multilateral decision-making."
The International Council for Science at COP21 Nov 27, 2015
The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to UNFCCC has started today in Paris. ICSU will be present with a delegation and has a booth in the main negotiations zone.
Leading science groups urge global accord on open data in a big data world Dec 07, 2015
Science International 2015 launches a campaign for "Open Data in a Big Data World" at Science Forum South Africa in Pretoria
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)
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.
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.
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