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The IAP Biosecurity Working Group (BWG) has launched a website hosted by the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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  • 30 July 2015

    IAP and disaster risk reduction

    International disaster risk experts meet in London at The Royal Society ... Read More

  • 24 July 2015

    AASSA Statement on Earthquake in Nepal

    The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) released a Statement on the Earthquake Disaster in Nepal in April 2015 in which it appeals to international bodies of science like IAP and the International Council for Science (ICSU) to provide all possible assistance for rebuilding the region’s educational institutions and research bodies engaged in S&T. Read More

  • 24 July 2015

    Call for proposals to the IPBES Matchmaking Facility

    IPBES has launched a call for proposals and pledges of support for capacity-building projects and activities under the prototype IPBES Matchmaking Facility. To support the mobilisation and alignment of technical and financial resources for priority capacity-building needs, IPBES is developing a prototype Matchmaking Facility which aims to promote and facilitate dialogue and cooperation among institutions, organisations and individuals looking for technical and financial support, and those in a position to provide such support. Read More

  • 24 July 2015

    Communiqué on climate change

    Along with 23 of the UK's leading academic institutions, the Royal Society has released a communiqué on climate change. The document highlights the risks associated with climate change, as well as the potential responses and opportunities of low-carbon and climate-resilient growth. Read More

  • 4 July 2015

    Helping African science academies build policy clout

    In an article by SciDev.Net, the African Science Academies Development Agenda (ASADA) will address this issue. ASADA - the next stage of ASADI - will be led from within Africa by the Network of African Science Academies made up of all 27 academies on the continent ... Read More

  • 29 June 2015

    Solve local problems first, writes the President of the Indian National Science Academy in Nature (vol. 521) ...

    Indian science suffers, today more than ever, from government apathy. This is exacerbated by the fact that India tries to run on the same track as the most developed countries and the best endowed institutes in the world ... Read More

  • 24 June 2015

    Abel Prize 2016

    The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters opens the call for nominations for the Abel Prize 2016 ... Read More