External review of IPBES global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services

April 17, 2018

Interested and qualified experts, including scientists, decision makers, practitioners and other knowledge holders, are invited to participate in the external review for the second order drafts of the chapters and the first draft of the Summary for Policymakers of The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem […]

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Call for Abstracts on Managing Urbanisation for Health: A priority for all nations

April 16, 2018

The 15th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) will take place 26-30 November 2018 in Kampala, Uganda. The theme is ‘Managing Urbanisation for Health: A priority for all nations’. The SDGs and the New Urban Agenda have set a monumental task for the world, with a first-ever focus on the challenges and opportunities associated with urban […]

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Online forum on Just Transition(s) to a low-carbon world launched

April 16, 2018

The ‘Just Transition’ – the idea that justice and equity must form an integral part of the transition towards a low-carbon world – is the focus of a new digital publication launched today. With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change, the international community has committed to bold and […]

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UNESCO Chair on Global Understanding for Sustainability

March 22, 2018

UNESCO honours geography with the creation of a Chair on Global Understanding for Sustainability. It will be part of a worldwide network of over 700 UNESCO chairs to support the teaching and research goals of the world cultural organization. The social geographer Professor Benno Werlen will hold the Chair at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena […]

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WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship Programme: Call for applications 2018-2019

March 19, 2018

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2018-2019 WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship programme. The WZB-ISSC Global Fellowship programme enables an outstanding early-career social scientist residing and working in a low- or middle-income country to conduct research at WZB for up to six months. Located in the heart of Berlin, the WZB […]

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