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Science advice to governments comes of age at Auckland conference
Science advice to governments comes of age at Auckland conference
Aug 29, 2014 Responding to the increasingly global nature of societal challenges, practitioners of science advice to governments formed a global network to share practice and strengthen their ties, at the first global conference on science advice to governments, which was held in Auckland, New Zealand this week.
Maryam Mirzakhani first female winner of Fields medal Aug 13, 2014
The medal, awarded at an event hosted by the International Mathematical Union (IMU), an ICSU Member, was awarded to Iranian national Mirzakhani for her work on complex geometry. She is one of four winners this year.
ICSU grants programme open for applications Aug 05, 2014
Members are now invited to submit applications for the 2015 ICSU grants programme.
UN supports call for an international science advisory mechanism on disaster risk reduction Jul 16, 2014
A delegation led by ICSU as the organising partner of the UN Science and Technology Major Group took part in the first meeting of the preparatory committee for the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
ICSU organizes side event at UN High Level Political Forum Jul 03, 2014
The International Council for Science organized, together with UN-DESA and UNEP, a side event this week at the meeting of the High-Level Political Forum in New York focusing on the importance of science in the SDGs for monitoring progress and achieving the goals.
Future Earth to get globally distributed secretariat Jul 02, 2014
Future Earth, the new international programme for global sustainability which brings together thousands of the world’s leading researchers on global environmental change, will have a new secretariat with a unique and innovative structure that spans three continents.
Second session of the High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development Jun 17, 2014
The second session of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on sustainable development will be held at the United Nations in New York from 30 June to 7 July 2014. ICSU will be organizing a side event on the strengthening of science-policy links and provide both written and oral input to the discussions of the Forum.
Disaster risk conference kicks off in China Jun 07, 2014
The Second Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Conference opened today, 7 June, at the Beijing International Convention Centre in central Beijing.
New head of IRDR appointed Jun 07, 2014
ICSU is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director of its Integrated Research on Disaster Risk programme (IRDR).
2nd young scientists networking conference on the future of the green economy Jun 05, 2014
Last week, 30 excellent young scientists from across the globe met at Villa Vigoni, Italy with an interdisciplinary team of leading senior scientists to advance integrative research and knowledge on societies’ transition towards a green economy.
Franz Gatzweiler to be Executive Director of Urban Health programme Jun 03, 2014
Dr Franz Gatzweiler has been appointed Executive Director of the International Programme Office (IPO) of ICSU’s Urban Health programme. He will take up his new role in October 2014 at the IPO, hosted at the Institute of Urban Environment (IUE) in the city of Xiamen in southern China.
ICSU organized meeting on collaboration between development and global environmental change communities May 19, 2014
On 5-6 May 2014, the International Council for Science (ICSU) in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) convened a meeting at the Soweto campus of the University of Johannesburg to enhance collaboration between the development aid and the global environmental change (GEC) communities to achieve development goals in Africa.
ICSU issues joint statement on need for an international science advisory mechanism for disaster risk reduction May 16, 2014
ICSU, in collaboration UKCDS*, the Wellcome Trust, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has issued a statement on the need for a science advisory mechanism for disaster risk reduction.
ICSU convenes meeting between research and international development communities May 02, 2014
Next week, on 5-6 May 2014, the International Council for Science, in partnership with the Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency, will convene a meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, to enhance collaboration between the development aid and the global environmental change research (GEC) communities to achieve development goals in Africa.
Call for Proposals: Transformations to Sustainability May 02, 2014
The International Social Science Council (ISSC) has launched a new global research funding programme as a contribution to the work of Future Earth.
Future Earth launches online consultation on research priorities Apr 24, 2014
Future Earth is undertaking a community consultation to identify the most important and most critical challenges for global change science to address in the next 5 years.
Scientists discuss science assessments and research integrity at Beijing workshop Apr 11, 2014
The ICSU Committee on Freedom and Responsibility in the conduct of Science (CFRS), together with the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), held a workshop this week on the topic of "Science Assessment and Research Integrity", exploring how different methods of research assessment can be used to incentivize integrity in the conduct of science. The workshop had a special focus on the situation in emerging and rapidly developing science systems, such as China, Brazil and South Africa.
IRDR DATA Project Publishes Peril Classification and Hazard Glossary Apr 04, 2014
The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme has recently published its Peril Classification and Hazard Glossary, which summarises the agreement on peril classifications and hazard definitions by members of the IRDR Disaster Loss Data (DATA) Project Working Group.
Future Earth website launched Mar 28, 2014
Future Earth, the new 10-year global change research programme, has just launched a new website.
ICSU to convene major global summit of science advisors in New Zealand Feb 18, 2014
In a landmark event for the international science-policy interface, ICSU is convening a major global summit of leading practitioners of high-level science advice to governments. Dedicated to an examination of the current and future state of the practice, the two-day meeting will be hosted and chaired by Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand.
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