Call for Applications: Food Futures Young Scientists Networking Conference

<p>The <a href="">ISSC</a>, ICSU and the <a href="">DFG </a>are organising a networking conference in April 2013 in Villa Vigoni at Lake Como in Italy. Young scientists working on integrated science on food systems are invited to submit their proposals. The deadline for applications has been extended to December 31st.</p>


Future Earth regional workshops

<p><a href="">Future Earth</a> seeks to provide knowledge at multiple scales – global, regional and local – and to address the connections among these scales. The <a href="">Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability</a> which is establishing Future Earth is keen to seek inputs which can drive regional partnerships and engage a broad range of stakeholders. ICSU will organize an initial series of three regional workshops in Cape Town (31 October-2 November 2012), Kuala Lumpur (21-23 November 2012) and Mexico City (3-4 December 2012). Options to organize meetings in the Middle East and Europe are still in planning.</p>


Future Earth design enters final phase

<p><a href="">Future Earth</a> has entered the final months of the initial design phase, and the pace of work is picking up as we approach the end of the year. Work on institutional design has been proceeding apace, and the final report on major aspects of overall governance will be completed at the upcoming Transition Team meeting in Paris Sept 20-21.</p>


ICSU President gives statement at Rio+20

<p>Professor Yuan Tseh Lee represented the Scientific and Technological Major Group at the opening of <a href="">Rio+20</a>, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development with the following statement.</p>


Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development prior to Rio+20

<p>The Forum brings together leading international scientists, policy-makers and other stakeholders to explore the key role of interdisciplinary science and innovation in the transition to sustainable development, a green economy and poverty eradication. The aim is to help establish the research, technology and policy agendas that will be needed after <a href="">Rio+20</a>.</p>


ICSU’s new World Data System opens new International Progamme Office in Tokyo

<p>ICSU’s new <a href="">World Data System</a> (WDS) opened its new office in Tokyo on May 9 in an official ceremony in the presence of the Hon. Tatsuo Kawabata, Japanese Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications, and Prof. Yuan Tseh-Lee, President of the International Council for Science (ICSU).</p>


ICSU President Yuan Tseh Lee opens International Polar Year Conference

<p>ICSU President Yuan Tseh Lee was present at the opening ceremony of <a href="">International Polar Year</a> conference in Montreal on 23 April , 2012. In his speech, he celebrated IPY as a triumph of global science, in that coordination was first led by ICSU and the <a href="">WMO</a>, and subsequently the global science community took hold and assumed ownership of IPY.</p>


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