Climate science conference “Our Common Future” opens in Paris – Transformations Programme Session Details

July 7, 2015

A major international climate science conference attended by almost 2000 academics gets underway in Paris today, to table the latest thinking on managing climate change and avoiding its worst impacts. ICSU is one of the co-organizers of the conference. With close to 2000 academics from almost 100 countries, Our Common Future Under Climate Change (CFCC15) […]


New video: Research into Transformations

April 13, 2015

How does change happen? What are the factors that drive change? And can we control for it? In Potsdam last year, we gathered together our seed grantees, and noted researchers on social change, in the first of a series of annual Transformative Knowledge Workshops. These workshops will eventually lay the foundation for the global Transformations Knowledge Trust […]


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 […]


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 […]


Transformations to Sustainability – JST/ISSC/NRF International Joint Symposium

February 1, 2015

On 29 January 2015 the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) hosted an International Joint Symposium on Transformations to Sustainability at the United Nations University in Tokyo in cooperation with the ISSC and the National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF). The event was also supported by the Science Council of Japan. The symposium was […]