In my first post I discussed curent UN initiatives to develop the SDGs – or sustainable development goals – for the coming decades. One goal, receiving a great deal of ...

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UNESCO and the ISSC organised an expert group meeting, entitled Global justice, poverty and inequality in the post-2015 development agenda at UNESCO in Paris, France. Distinguished experts from different countries ...

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 A key theme to this year’s Future Earth Networking Conference is one of ecosystem services and the economics of biodiversity. As a brief introduction to these themes we have scoured ...

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Next month this year’s Future Earth’s Young Scientists Networking Conference on Integrated Science will be held at Villa Vigoni Italy. The theme of this year’s conference is around notions of ...

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In the lead-up to the Ethnografilm Festival over the Easter weekend in Paris, we sat down for a quick Q&A with the director of the film festival, Wesley Shrum. Wesley is ...

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The World Social Sciences Report 2013 calls for social sciences that are ‘bolder, better, bigger and different’. Bolder in asserting our importance to environmental change research and policy. Better at ...

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What, we might ask – in the age of big data, automation and artificial intelligence – can the social sciences and humanities contribute to dealing with global environmental change? While ...

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The social sciences were developed to understand human behavior and social interactions. They were built by carefully separating humans from nature and then segmenting modes and types of human activity. ...

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A perennial frustration for most of us who are social scientists is that we have many things to say about how to make the world better but few, very few, ...

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Why nature makes you consider the future Would you rather have a 100 dollars now or 150 dollars in 90 days’ time? This decision task is used in experimental psychology to ...

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