First plenary speakers announced for 2018 World Social Science Forum

We are delighted to announce a number of plenary speakers for the 2018 World Social Science Forum, which takes place in Fukuoka, Japan, from 25-28 September 2018. The theme of the Forum is ‘Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures’. The plenary speakers already confirmed are: Craig Calhoun President of Berggruen Institute and Former Director of the […]

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External review of IPBES global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services

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

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

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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