Latest on ISSC-ICSU Transition Planning

May 29, 2017

Members of the Strategy Working Group (SWG) and Transition Task Force (TTF) responsible for developing plans for the proposed merger of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and International Social Science Council (ISSC) will meet this week in Paris to take forward discussions on developing transition plans for a new, merged council for all the […]


T2S Steering Committee Member, Hebe Vessuri, Awarded 2017 Bernal Prize

May 24, 2017

Every year, the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) awards the Bernal Prize to an individual for their notable contributions and achievements in the field of social science. It is with great honour that we congratulate this year’s recipient of the Bernal Prize, Professor Hebe Vessuri. Professor Vessuri, who serves as a member of […]


External Review of IPBES Assessments by Governments and Experts

May 22, 2017

Make a difference this International Day of Biodiversity by adding your voice to the external review of The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) assessments. IPBES aims to finalize five assessments at the sixth session of the IPBES Plenary, in March 2018: four regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services (for Africa, […]


The making of experts and expertise: A digital publication

April 25, 2017

A new digital publication, launched today, will explore how experts came to acquire power in modern times – and with what consequences. Experts: Past, Present, Future aims to provide a forum on expertise about sustainability, energy and development, and to foster exchange between historians, social scientists and policy experts. In the past year experts have […]


Pegasus Funding Opportunity – call for proposals

April 21, 2017

Future Earth is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for biodiversity research for global sustainability, the Programme for Early-stage Grants Advancing Sustainability Science or PEGASuS – Biodiversity and Natural Assets. This programme is the first in a series of grants addressing the key challenges of Future Earth and the Future Earth Vision for “people […]