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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Call for Contributors – Dialogues of Sustainable Urbanisation

February 6, 2015

Since 2013, the International Social Science Council (ISSC) has hosted two seminars for early career researchers on the topic of sustainable urbanisation and the transitions to living in urban contexts. There is a wealth of diverse and important social science research being carried out within the ISSC networks and beyond. This project aims to bring […]

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Call for Applications – 2015 Summer Institute for Disaster and Risk Research

February 5, 2015

The series of Summer Institute for Disaster and Risk Research is part of the implementation of the Hazard and Risk Science Base at Beijing Normal University, funded jointly by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, Ministry of Education, and the Beijing Normal University. July 27 – August 7, 2015, Beijing Normal University Beijing, China […]

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