The new Future Earth initiative has just announced its Science Committee, comprising of 16 members and two co-chairs. The group represents the full spectrum of global environmental change science from natural science to social sciences, humanities, and engineering.
18 June 2013 | Read more
For the third time since the launch of the Dimensions magazine in the spring of 2012, the IHDP Secretariat had invited young scholars to take part in a scientific writing contest. Under the overall pre-defined theme of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), submissions focused on a wide range of sub-topics, and were subject to a thorough evaluation process. Based on accordance with the selection criteria, we are pleased to announce that one winner has been chosen. The author of the winning article and recipient of US $ 500 is Meghan O’Brien for her article entitled "Sustainable Development Goals – an opportunity to change the ending we know".
13 June 2013 | Read more
The water community assembled in Bonn from 21 - 24 May 2013 for the Global Water System Project Conference "Water in the Anthropocene: Challenges for Science and Governance. Indicators, Thresholds and Uncertainties of the Global Water System" to make a set of core recommendations to institutions and individuals focused on science, governance, management and decision-making relevant to water resources on Earth.
29 May 2013 | Read more
The first newsletter introducing recent activities toward building the new 10-year international research initiative that will develop the knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and for supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades was recently released. |Read more
IHDP Executive Director Professor Anantha Duraiappah summarizes key outcomes of the Planet Under Pressure Conference and advocates for a shift towards inclusive wealth indicators in this article recently published by UNU’s award-winning web magazine OurWorld 2.0. |Read more
Following the invitation of Professor Partha Dasgupta, 33 scientists from across the globe, including IHDP Scientific Committee members and representatives of IHDP projects and partners, gathered for the 19th IHDP Scientific Committee Meeting. The meeting was held in London from 23-25 March 2012, preceding the international conference ‘Planet under Pressure: Knowledge towards Solutions’ that was co-organized by IHDP. The aim of the annual meeting of IHDP’s governing body is to provide advice regarding the further strategy for the programme’s research, and to develop the activity portfolio. |Read more
The latest press release on Planet under pressure was issued today, 23 November. Please click here to download it. A series of policy briefs are now available as part of the scientific preparations for the conference taking place in London, March 26-29 2012. The briefs specifically target policy-makers in the Rio+20 process, aiming to give them access to the latest scientific thinking on sustainable development issues. |Read more
The Earth System Governance Project has started a new major initiative related to the upcoming “Rio+20” UN Conference on Sustainable Development. The Rio conference is less than a year away, and likely to be the biggest intergovernmental event in our field in a decade. What is clear from the preparatory process is that fresh ideas from the policy and academic community are needed. |Read more
On May 16-19, more than twenty Nobel Laureates, several leading policy makers and some of the world’s most renowned thinkers and experts on global sustainability gathered at the Third Nobel Laureate Symposium at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm in the presence and with the support of HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. |Read more
Don't miss out on IHDP's Science Officer Deborah Rogers speaking at a side event at the 2nd Meeting of the UNCSD Preparatory Committee on March 8. The event titled "Planetary Boundaries and the Urgent Need for Societal Transformations" will be organized by UNU-IHDP together with ICSU and IGBP and will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York. |Read more
IHDP, in partnership with ISSC and UNESCO, just launched a global survey to document how social sciences and humanities scholars view research priorities related to global environmental change (GEC). We are inviting scholars to give feedback on their role in GEC and will be using the results to illustrate incentives and disincentives for engaging in this field and to frame the global sustainability research program from a social sciences perspective. To take the on-line survey, please click on this link. |Read more
IHDP’s Dr. Anantha Duraiappah gave the opening speech of the Bonn Symposium 2010. He highlighted the work of IHDP (particularly the IT projects findings in this context) and its move toward the inclusion of human behavior with regard to a changing climate and what it entails for not only renewable energies and current dependencies, but also human well-being. | Read more