International Year of Light 2015

January 19, 2015

2015 marks the International Year of Light, which brings together many different stakeholders including scientific societies and unions, educational institutions, technology platforms, non-profit organizations and private sector partners in raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health. The Opening Ceremony is taking place […]

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UN SDN Launches Global Consultation on “Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for the SDGs”

January 19, 2015

Today the SDSN is launching a new global consultation on “Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for the SDGs”. This draft report presents a comprehensive indicator framework for the Open Working Group goals, and outlines major indicator gaps that must be filled over the next twelve months. The draft incorporates comments from hundreds of organizations and […]

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Remembering Ulrich Beck

January 9, 2015

The ISSC was saddened to hear of the recent loss of Ulrich Beck. Ulrich was a scholar without equal whose life work made tremendous contributions to social science knowledge and public discourse over many decades. In the 5 January edition of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Sir Anthony Giddens, the prominent British modern sociologist, published an obituary […]

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Closing the gender gap in farming under climate change

January 5, 2015

The ISSC, CCAFS and the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with Future Earth, are convening a high-level event to share cutting-edge knowledge and evidence on closing the gender gap in farming under climate change, and will convene thinkers and doers in a forum to inspire renewed action. With an objective to share key research results related to […]

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Call for Proposals – Transformations to Sustainability Programme Transformative Knowledge Networks

December 18, 2014

A new long-term vision to address today’s great challenges of global environmental change and sustainability via enduring social transformations and social change is launched today with an initial 2.7 M € three-year commitment from the International Social Science Council. The ISSC and its partners are inviting applications for proposals for Transformative Knowledge Networks for the […]

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