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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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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