East African ministers pledge support for World Social Science event in Durban

March 4, 2015

On the 20th anniversary of the Copenhagen declaration and programme of action on social development eleven ministers from the eastern Africa region concluded their discussions on the topic of global justice with a call for the ‘active participation’ of policy-makers and researchers from the region in the World Social Science Forum 2015 (WSSF2015), which is taking place in […]

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Transformations to Sustainability Programme reveals water inequality in Kolkata

March 4, 2015

From The Times of India: “A preliminary survey in ‘water-rich’ Kolkata and its fringes has revealed great inequity in water distribution. While the Kolkata Municipal Corporation supplies around 180 litre of filtered water supply per day to an average Kolkatan, pockets of population living along the east of the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass have no access […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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