Transformations to Sustainability

The ISSC is pleased to announce the launch of a new global research funding programme, Transformations to Sustainability. Climate change, biodiversity loss, water and food security, energy production and consumption, poverty, growing inequalities — just some of the global problems the world is facing today. But how can we find solutions that will work, that will […]

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Transformation in a Changing Climate Proceedings

The ISSC is pleased to announce the launch of the Proceedings of Transformation in a Changing Climate, that took place in June of last year at the University of Oslo, Norway. This proceedings contains 27 articles representing different themes and aspects of transformation and climate change. Some of these papers address larger questions related to the who, […]

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Increasing concerns about visas for scientists to attend international scientific meetings

The International Council for Science (ICSU) is seriously concerned that measures taken by some national authorities, ostensibly to prevent illegal immigration, are increasingly making the visa application process unpleasant, drawn out, obscure, expensive and unpredictable. In some countries, this has become a significant obstacle to the holding of international scientific meetings. ICSU promotes the free movement […]

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Oslo launch for World Social Science Report in April

UNESCO and the Research Council of Norway are holding a seminar and discssion in April to mark the Norwegian launch the World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments, jointly published last year in Paris by the ISSC, UNESCO and the OECD. Heide Hackmann, Executive Director of the International Social Science Council, will present the […]

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Using science to address hazard risk and sustainable development

IRDR Conference 2014 The Integrated and Disaster Risk Programme, in partnership with the China Association for Science and Technology, will host the second IRDR Conference, Integrated Disaster Risk Science: A Tool for Sustainability, 7–9 June 2014 at the Beijing International Convention Centre, Beijing, China. The main focus of the conference is the importance of science […]

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