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Open science round-up: December 2023

Welcome to the latest edition of our Open science round-up, where Moumita Koley celebrates the conclusion of the Year of Open Science and brings you the most exciting reads and news in the world of open science.


Early-career researchers’ insights on climate

This blog launches the collective blog series, "Amplifying the Voices of Young Scientists", based on interviews with Early and Mid-Career Researchers across various disciplines hailing from around the world.


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Large Ocean States and climate change: a plea for adaptation

This piece is part of a series of special blogs developed to raise awareness of inclusive climate perspectives, with a focus on early and mid-career researchers (EMCR) as well as scientists from the Global South. In this article, Dr. Ma. Laurice Jamero, a sustainability scientist focusing on impact and adaptation, explains how social sciences participate in mainstreaming climate change into development planning.


Next-level collaboration to advance African science in a global context

High-level consultative engagements occurred at Future Africa, University of Pretoria, during Science Forum South Africa. The discussions focused on collectively strengthening and unleashing the voice of the African Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) ecosystem. Following the discussions, the idea of an African STI Leadership Forum was proposed, aiming to kickstart collective efforts towards building a stronger African science ecosystem.


Working together for and with early-career researchers

On the occasion of the launch of the first edition of the ISC newsletter dedicated to Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR), the International Network for Advancing Science and Policy (INASP), an ISC Member, reflects on its initiatives to foster higher education and learning while supporting individuals and institutions in the production, sharing, and utilization of research and knowledge.


COP28 agreement: embracing the urgency of the scientific consensus?

As COP28 ended in Dubai on December 12, 2023, the international community marked a significant step forward in addressing the climate crisis, while acknowledging the urgent need for greater ambition and action. The International Science Council (ISC), its members, Affiliated bodies and partners actively participated, urging policy-makers to seize the momentum and drive ambitious, science-based, sustainable policy solutions to face the existential climate threat.


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