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19 May 2016
The 26 leading scientists of the Scientific Advisory Board of the UN Secretary-General will meet in Trieste, Italy, on 24 and 25 May to provide insights and recommendations on the crucial role of science in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were adopted by the United Nations in the late 2015.
9 May 2016
The UNISDR is inviting organizations and experts to engage in an online discussion in preparation for the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (22-26 May 2017, Cancún, México).
5 Apr 2016
On 5 April 2016, the International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC) hosted a forum at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on ‘Embracing the Future: Improving the quality of science instruction in schools’.
4 Apr 2016
IPBES is launching a series of webinars aimed at further strengthening capacities for those involved in or wanting to learn more about the work of the platform.
22 Mar 2016
IAP is contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals that relate to water.
IAP Coordinator, Peter McGrath presented a poster on IAP's contributions in the area of Disaster Risk Reduction implemented by its member academies and affiliated regional networks, at the 'UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030', which took place from 27-29 January 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Release Date: 31 Jan 2016
14 Mar 2016
Governments and other relevant stakeholders, such as academies, are invited to nominate experts to participate in various IPBES biodiversity reports.
The IAP Executive Committee, at its meeting during the IAP/IAMP/IAC Joint Session in New Delhi in 2015, allocated financial support, thanks to the generosity of IAP's principal donor, the Government of Italy, to the IAP affiliated regional networks, in addition to some individual projects ...
Resource Added: 18 Feb 2016
Latest Update: 25 Feb 2016
23 Feb 2016
Follow the link to the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel – Global Environment Facility (GEF) announcement (deadline 18 March 2016) ...
1 Feb 2016
The meeting, which brought together more than 700 researchers and other stakeholders, aimed at developing a roadmap on how best science and technology can help achieve the implementation of the 2015 Sendai Framework ...
11 October 2016 – 12 October 2016
The international meeting on "Florence 1966-2016" will be held in Rome on 11-12 October 2016 to mark the 50th anniversary of the great Florence flood. It will focus on the resilience of art cities to natural disasters.
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
Resource Added: 29 Jan 2016
Latest Update: 29 Jan 2016
9 April 2015 – 10 April 2015
The Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA) will host a workshop on 'Sustainable Management of Food Security', 9-10 April 2015, Istanbul, Turkey. This workshop is jointly organized by the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) and supported by IAP ...
TÜBA Rabi Madrasah
This EASAC-JRC report on "Marine sustainability in an age of changing oceans and seas" focuses on the crucial role played by oceans and seas in regulating our climate, nurturing biodiversity, and providing income and food to people around the world, as well as on the many challenges marine sustainability faces.
Release Date: 25 Jan 2016
Resource Added: 26 Jan 2016
Latest Update: 26 Jan 2016
c/o Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
06108 Halle (Saale), Germany
Leaders of the national science academies of the European member states, together with Academia Europea and ALLEA (All European Academies) formed a new independent body, European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) in 2001. The aim of the Council is to provide authoritative scientific judgement to the policy makers of the European Union on a wide variety of topics ...
26 Jan 2016
The Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 will promote and support the availability and application of science and technology to decision-making in Disaster Risk Reduction ...
26 Jan 2016
The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) – for the advancement of science in developing countries is seeking nominations ...
26 Jan 2016
The fourth session of the Platform's Plenary (IPBES-4) will be held from 22 - 28 February 2016, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Follow the link for updates related to the Plenary and the work programme of IPBES and related deadlines for inputs ...
IAP helps build the capacities of young academies, particularly those in developing countries, to strengthen their role in providing independent advice to governments on issues of national and global concern. The programme has led to the creation of regional networks of science academies in Africa, the Americas and among member states of the OIC (Organization of the Islamic Conference).
Topics: Sustainable Development
Project Type: Program
Latest Update: 8 Jan 2016
18 Nov 2015
The call for abstracts and online registration for the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference to be held in Geneva, 27-29 January 2016, is now open ...
17 Nov 2015
An international conference is being organized by the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts from 19 - 20 May 2016 in Podgorica. The call for abstracts is now open ...
IAP Activities and Events on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Resource Added: 29 Jun 2015
Latest Update: 29 Jun 2015
1 Jun 2015
From 1-2 June experts nominated by the regional affiliated networks AASSA, EASAC, IANAS, NASAC meet to discuss regional projects in food security ...
24 February 2013 – 27 February 2013
Recent Updates - August 2013
The online AGENDA contains links to all presentations given at the Conference
Follow the link to the RESOURCES page for Articles and Features related to the results of the Conference, and the recommendations for follow up action ...
Brazilian Academy of Sciences
Rio de Janeiro
29 April 2015 – 30 April 2015
The international conference on a "Framework for a New Paradigm in Human Development" will be organised by the World Academy of Art & Science in collaboration with Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC) at Baku, Azerbaijan on April 29 & 30, 2015
9 Apr 2015
In the wake of restrictions placed on neonicotinoids by the European Commission, EASAC - the European Academies' Science Advisory Council - has examined the scientific evidence about the impact of these insecticides not only on honey bees but on wider ecosystem services and agriculture. Follow the link to the Report, to be discussed at a special debate on Monday 13 April at the Palais des Académies in Brussels ...
23 Mar 2015
IAP was represented on the Science and Technology Major Group meeting at the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai, Japan, by two experts from the Science Council of Japan ...
17 Feb 2015
The Conference, focusing on a new science and technology to consolidate disaster risk reduction and sustainable development took place at the University of Tokyo, 14 - 16 January 2015 ...
22 Mar 2015
A new publication is released by IANAS on the perspective of urban waters by the Academies of Science in the Americas ...
28 Jan 2015
The IAP Executive Committee, at is meeting in Paris in November 2014, allocated financial support from IAP funds, thanks to the generosity of IAP's principal donor, the Government of Italy. Follow the link to see highlights of activities planned for 2015 ...
Published by the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) in 2014 following the completion of this IAP-supported project ...
Resource Added: 22 Jan 2015
Latest Update: 22 Jan 2015
The Global Young Academy (GYA) has issued a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that stressed the importance of science for achieving sustainability and poverty reduction (December 2014).
Resource Added: 19 Dec 2014
Latest Update: 19 Dec 2014
19 Dec 2014
A summary of the IAP conference organized by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences in Manaus, Brazil, and photo album are now available on the events page ...
The IAP Conference "Science for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development: a Call for Action" took place in Manaus, Brazil, on 3-5 December 2014 ...
Resource Added: 19 Dec 2014
Latest Update: 19 Dec 2014
3 December 2014 – 5 December 2014
As a follow-up to IAP’s 2013 Conference and General Assembly, an International Conference on “Science for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development: a Call for Action” will take place on 3-5 December 2014 in Manaus, Brazil.
17 Dec 2014
The first year of the Platform’s work programme 2014-2018 is coming to an end. Work on all 18 work programme deliverables has been initiated, as detailed in document IPBES/3/2. Groups of experts, including three task forces, two assessment author groups, three time-bound expert groups and two time-bound scoping groups have been established, with 516 experts selected from a total of 1,691 nominations submitted. Overall, 20 meetings were held in 2014, in eight different locations ...
1 Dec 2014
The second PrepCom leading towards the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction took place in November 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. Antonio Sgamellotti (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy) attended on behalf of IAP as part of the Major Group on Science and Technology(STMG) convened by ICSU ...
This statement is given on behalf of the Science and Technology Major Group who are working in support of regions, countries, and communities to reduce disaster risk and build resilience. The Scientific and Technological Community Major Group (STMG) is pleased to see that the value of scientific knowledge and information for reducing disaster risk and for building resilience – recognised in earlier country, national and regional platform and Major Group statements - is reflected in the Zero Draft ...
Resource Added: 1 Dec 2014
Latest Update: 1 Dec 2014
17 Oct 2014
Journée internationale pour l'élimination de la pauvreté ...
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI) have released the first major report on African engagement on the controversial topic of solar geoengineering (also known as solar radiation management or SRM).
The Solar Radiation ...
Release Date: 8 Oct 2013
30 Sep 2014
The reports, on European Space Exploration and on Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel and its Waste are now available from the Publications page ...
30 Sep 2014
The conference will take place in Manaus, Brazil from 3-5 December 2014 and is organized by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences ...
4 Sep 2014
The events will be hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) ...
11 Aug 2014
One of the key events, organized in collaboration with NAE and the IOM, was the symposium on Science, Technology and Innovation for Economic Growth and Development in Africa ...
Asian countries should be more concerned about the importance of water supply and sanitation for their people and try every effort to improve the water safety and wastewater control through proper water resources management and treatment - one of the recommendations emerging from the workshop held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February 2014
Resource Added: 10 Mar 2014
Latest Update: 6 Aug 2014
Asian countries should be more concerned about the importance of water supply and sanitation for their people and try every effort to improve the water safety and wastewater control through proper water resources management and treatment - one of the recommendations emerging from the workshop ...
Release Date: 21 Feb 2014