Science reading list from the International Science Council
A selection of some of our 2023 reports and publications.
Readers’ choice: our most shared science blogs this year
Catch-up on our must-read blogs released this year on some of the most pressing issues that shaped the science world in 2023.
Seizing the momentum: a year of climate science advocacy
2023 was rich in news and breakthroughs for climate science. To catch you up on all the pivotal climate discussions, explore our curated list of blogs and news from the ISC Secretariat, Fellows and partners.
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.
The International Science Council appoints 100 new Fellows to help advance its vision of science as a global public good
The International Science Council is delighted to announce it has appointed 100 new ISC Fellows, in recognition of outstanding contributions to promoting science as a global public good.
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.