The initial design phase of Future Earth is now coming to a close as the Transition Team, tasked with defining frameworks for Future Earth research and governance, put finishing touches on the final report. The report builds on a broad range of consultations with the global environmental change research community, from the Visioning process to consultations on the research agenda with the GEC programmes and projects and regional workshops in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
15 May 2013 | Read more
At the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (“Rio+20”), the UN member states decided on developing “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDG). The development of these goals and their indicators pose a new and important challenge to policy-making and to research.
9 May 2013 | Read more
Invitations have been sent out for an engagement workshop on the Inclusive Wealth Report taking place in Paris from 29 to 30 April. The event will mark the first time IHDP is bringing together government officials and experts from around the world as part of a workshop.
12 April 2013 | Read more
Following in-depth deliberations over the past one and half years, an expert group at the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation in India recently released the first draft of its report “Green National Accounts in India”. The group, chaired by IHDP Scientific Committee Chair Sir Partha Dasgupta, had been given the mandate by the government of India to develop a framework for green national accounts, identify data gaps and prepare a road map to implement the framework.
5 April 2013 | Read more
The German National Committee on Global Change Research (NKGCF), an interdisciplinary committee linked to all global change programmes and launched by German Research Funding Agencies, has ended its activities and initiated the “German Committee Future Earth” (D-FutureEarth). The “German Committee Future Earth” will now serve as the successor committee to NKGCF and will act as a research advisory board and national partner on questions regarding international developments and activities within the framework of Future Earth.
2 April 2013 | Read more
At the High Level Meeting on National Drought Policy currently taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, Prof. Anantha Duraiappah will be among the Heads of UN Agencies and International Organizations addressing the High Level Segment today starting at 10 a.m.
15 March 2013 | Read more
IHDP’s Executive Director Prof. Anantha Duraiappah is participating in the Trieste Forum, giving a presentation on IHDP’s Inclusive Wealth Report and human capital.
6 March 2013 | Read more
The United Nations University (UNU) is pleased to announce that Dr. David M. Malone of Canada has assumed office for a five-year term as Rector of UNU on 1 March 2013. In this role, Dr. Malone holds the rank of Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.
1 March 2013 | Read more