In December last year, a World Social Science Fellows seminar, held in New Zealand, brought together 21 talented early-career scientists to share and exchange expertise and knowledge on the ...

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Greater attention has recently been paid to income inequality. Piketty’s analysis in Capital in the Twenty-first Century, has been a top news story; indeed the World Economic Forum, a major ...

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The fundamental issue in the design of the new global framework – climate change and the new sustainable development goals – is whether, in 2050, developing countries will still be ...

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Last week I had the good fortune to attend the FutureEarth early-career researchers conference discussing challenges and solutions of how we can build a green economy that supports human ...

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  Five days, thirty young scientists, seven senior scientists, fine food, ample wine, and wide-ranging conversations. In the last week of May, 2014 the ISSC and the International Council for Science ...

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The first ever ethnographic film festival in Paris was a runaway success with 89 short films screened over 30 hours from 42 countries (see map) on subjects ranging from working in a slaughterhouse ...

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Blogs are far more accessible than academic papers being shorter, informal and jargon free (ideally). Policymakers will read a blog rather than dig into a journal article which is anyway ...

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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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