Louise Daniel 1962 – 2015

February 26, 2015

The ISSC was deeply saddened to learn about the death of our colleague and friend Louise Daniel. Louise brought her talents to the ISSC, editing and managing the World Social Science Report, with great spirit and warm decency. Indeed, the report would not be what it is without her. She gave enormous energy, passion and […]


Executive Summer School on Global Environmental Policy

February 25, 2015

The Global Environmental Policy Programme in Geneva organises, in partnership with UNEP, an Executive Summer School on Global Environmental Policy. The main objective of the Executive Summer School (ESS) on Global Environmental Policy is to provide professionals with a broad training programme in order to bridge the common gap between scientific knowledge and professional expertise […]


Paul Shrivastava named Executive Director of Future Earth

February 13, 2015

Paris, February 13th 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. Currently he is the David O’Brien Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, and the Director of the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, at […]


ISSC and ICSU release “Review of Targets for the Sustainable Development Goals: The Science Perspective“

February 12, 2015

Paris, Febuary 13 — The proposed UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — a universal set of goals to guide international development to 2030 — will struggle to achieve their stated policy objectives without clearer, more measurable targets, according to a new report released today by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC). The […]


Online Submission for Transformative Knowledge Networks now open

February 6, 2015

Online submissions are now open for Transformative Knowledge Networks — the ISSC’s new long-term vision to address today’s great challenges of global environmental change and sustainability via enduring social transformations and social change. The ISSC and its partners are inviting applications for proposals for Transformative Knowledge Networks. Three Transformative Knowledge Networks will each be supported […]