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17 Nov 2016
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is inviting relevant organizations to attend its next plenary session, taking place from 6-10 March 2017, in Bonn, Germany. This can be an opportunity for academies to provide input into IPBES processes.
The Charter of Rome was presented at a meeting on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Florence flood on 11-13 October 2016 in Rome, Italy. It was signed by the President of the meeting host's President Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Alberto Quadrio Curzio, and the IAP Co-Chair Volker ter Meulen.
Release Date: 27 Oct 2016
Copyright: Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
14 Oct 2016
IAP has joined with Italy’s national science academy to call for more action to be taken to protect cultural heritage and ‘Art Cities’ from natural disasters.
Charter of Rome
Resource Added: 14 Oct 2016
Latest Update: 14 Oct 2016
The Global Young Academy (GYA) released this policy to provide the perspective of young scientists on the current state of research around municipal solid waste management and the green economy.
Release Date: 28 Sep 2016
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: 12 Sep 2016
6 Sep 2016
AIP member academies are invited to review the draft scoping report for a thematic assessment of sustainable use of biodiversity which has been produced by nominated experts of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
17 September 2016 – 20 September 2016
The Inter American Network of Academies of Science (IANAS) will host a Workshop on 'Food and Nutrition Security for the Americas. Challenges and Opportunities for this Century' on 17-20 September 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Mexican Academy of Sciences
Led by the network of IAP members in the Americas and individual IAP member academies in the US, Brazil and Mexico, this project will implement the work plan produced last year to promote the role of science and technology in forging a sustainable energy future in the region.
Topics: Environment, Energy
Completed On: 16 Sep 2013
Project Partners: Sudanese National Academy of Sciences; Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology; Pakistan Academy of Sciences.
Deserts covers one fifth of the Earth’s land surface. Biodiversity includes all organisms, species, and populations. Due to harsh climate in deserts, only ...
Topics: Climate Change, Environment
Project Type: Workshop, Conference
Latest Update: 4 Aug 2016
IANAS, the Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences announces the release of an overview of the accomplishments and activities of IANAS from 2010 to May 2016. This publication covers work on their programmes Women for Science, Energy, Science Education, Water as well as Capacity Building.
Release Date: 4 Jul 2016
1 Jun 2016
IPBES is inviting reviews on its draft thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration and on four regional assessments (Africa, Asia Pacific, Americas, and Europe and Central Asia) on biodiversity and ecosystem services.
NASAC - The Network of African Science Academies, with the endorsement of its members, has published a science-policy document entitled: Climate Change Adaption and Resilience in Africa - Recommendations to Policymakers. The document offers guidance for effective policy responses for climate change adaption, at national and continental scales. It is an output from the cooperation between NASAC and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
Release Date: 23 Jun 2016
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
IAP wishes to acknowledge the support of the Global Young Academy (GYA) Co-Chair, D. Sameh Soror, for translating the IAP/IAMP Statement into Arabic
Resource Added: 18 Nov 2013
Latest Update: 6 Jun 2016
2 Jun 2016
IAP and three other scientific institutes in Trieste hosted a major United Nations conference on 24 and 25 May that attracted leading scientific experts who have been tasked to provide advice to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon.
3 Jun 2016
IAP recently supported four young scientists to attend back-to-back events at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt: BioVisionAlexandria.Nxt and BioVision – the world life sciences forum.
2 Jun 2016
The US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine and the UK’s Royal Society have each released reports on the science behind genetically modified (GM) crops.
11 May 2016
The president of the Science Council of Japan, jointly with representative directors of the Japan Academic Network for Disaster Reduction, release a statement on the recent Kumamoto Earthquake.
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).
13 Apr 2016
“EU regulatory policy needs to differentiate between the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of transport fuels and deliver low-carbon market signals” says EASAC in a press release announcing it news statement on taking into account the 'Greenhouse gas footprints of different oil feedstocks' for transport fuels.
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.
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.
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 ...
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
Resource Added: 26 Jan 2016
Latest Update: 26 Jan 2016
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 ...
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 ...
19 Aug 2015
Call for Abstracts for the Poster Session scheduled to take place from 27-29 January 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland is now open. Follow the link for detailed guidelines and deadline for submissions ...
3 Oct 2013
The Royal Society, UK, calls for evidence from IAP member academies ...
10 Jun 2015
This report, recently published by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), is the first such an assessment of the 169 targets beneath the 17 draft goals carried out by the scientific community. Follow the link for more information ...
19 May 2015
As we celebrate the 2015 International Day for Biological Diversity, here we look at some IAP projects that touch on the theme ...
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
13 May 2015
The 2015 TWAS Fellowships call for applications is now open for the majority of the programmes. Follow the link for more information ...
22 Apr 2015
IAP and the Global Young Academy call for experts and case studies in the above fields for a new joint project - Deadline extended to 15 May 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 ...
This EASAC report, published in April 2015, looks at the debate around neonicotinoids and the increasing evidence that widespread use of neonicotinoids has severe effects on a range of organisms that provide ecosystem services like pollination and natural pest control, as well as on biodiversity.
Release Date: 9 Apr 2015
Resource Added: 9 Apr 2015
Latest Update: 9 Apr 2015
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 ...
17 Mar 2015
The Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei issues a statement on resilience of cultural heritage to hydrogeological disasters following a conference which took place in November 2014 in Rome, Italy
22 Mar 2015
A new publication is released by IANAS on the perspective of urban waters by the Academies of Science in the Americas ...
Resource Added: 13 Mar 2015
Latest Update: 13 Mar 2015
In this statement, EASAC addresses three specific concerns that are being put forward in the public debate about the exploitation of Europe's shale gas potential: (1) the implications of a high population density throughout Europe (in combination with the problem of water usage); (2) the question of methane leakage; and (3) the challenge of (local) public acceptance.
Release Date: 13 Nov 2014