Five top webinars of 2020
Like everyone else, in 2020, we convened virtually. The pandemic loomed large in our online discussions, but we also made space for other equally pressing and critical conversations in science, such as combating systemic discrimination, or rethinking human development for today’s world. We selected our top 5 webinars for you to explore over this quieter period.
Free or low-cost access to academic content through Research4Life
Research4Life provides institutions in lower income countries with online access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content.
IAU Online Initiatives – Together Through Astronomy
The International Astronomical Union is committed to helping tackle this pandemic and its impact on society through fun, educational, original and engaging at home-online activities.
Science International Refugee and Displaced Scientists project takes shape
As the world acknowledges International Migrants Day, the Refugee and Displaced Scientists project continues to grow, laying the groundwork for a network launch in March 2021
What are the climate breakthroughs in 2020?
"Science will solve this" is one of the key mantras of the Australian Academy of Science, the ISC's Global Science TV partner. As part of our series Towards 2021: A year of transformation, this month's episode of Global Science TV focuses on the Falling Walls theme of Climate Science Innovations.
We can all find purpose – and even joy – in responding to the climate crisis: Q&A with Kim Nicholas
Climate change is no longer a distant phenomenon, it's a concern to us all. We spoke to sustainability scientist Kim Nicholas about how individual behaviour change can be harnessed to contribute to moving towards sustainability.
Preparing for the launch of the Human Development Report
In preparation for the launch of the Human Development Report on 15 December, the ISC and UNDP embarked on an ambitious project to Rethink Human Development. A key message from the launch of the dialogue and global relay dialogues on World Science Day 2020, was that human development must reflect cultural and societal values, while restoring natural ecosystems.
Taking the temperature of the Paris Agreement: perspectives from our community
The Paris Agreement was adopted with great celebration in December 2015. Five years later, the world is a very different place. We asked members of the ISC's community what actions are most needed to make 2021 truly a year of transformations.