Post-doc opening (PEGASuS): Basque Centre for Climate Change

The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) in Bilbao, Spain, is seeking a one-year postdoctoral researcher to work on a project called Nurturing a Shift towards Equitable Valuation of Nature in the Anthropocene (EQUIVAL). EQUIVAL is one of five projects funded in the first round of the Future Earth Program for Early-stage Grants Advancing Sustainability Science (PEGASuS) – a grants programme that builds research teams that cross disciplines and borders.

Videos: Live from the 2017 Lund Conference on Earth System Governance

This week marked the 2017 Lund Conference on Earth System Governance – an event that brought together researchers, representatives from civil society and activists to delve into “Allocation and Access in a Warming and Increasingly Unequal World.” The conference, which ran from 9 to 11 October in Lund, Sweden, was an annual meeting of Earth System Governance, a global research project of Future Earth.

Event summary: 46th Plenary Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Representatives from Future Earth recently attended the 46th Plenary Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). At this event, which ran from 5 to 10 September 2017 in Montreal, Canada, national delegates to IPCC approved chapter outlines for the panel’s Sixth Assessment Report. It is a global assessment of the science related to climate change and is split into sections authored by three working groups:

(Deadline extended) Call for proposals: 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

The partner organisations of “Cities and Climate Change Science Conference: Fostering new scientific knowledge for cities based on science, practice and policy” are pleased to announce a call for proposals for sessions and abstracts. The conference will take place from 5 to 7 March 2018 in Edmonton, Canada (for more info please email info@citiesipcc.org).  In order to ensure vibrant input and discussions at this conference, the partners encourage submissions from scientists, academics, urban practitioners and policy-making communities.

Join the Webinar: Shifting Paradigms

This 90-minute webinar is part of a workshop that explores society’s potential to consider new paradigms in times of crisis. Successfully responding to complex problems such as climate change calls for transformations at an unprecedented rate and scale, and windows of opportunity are rapidly  closing. What role do paradigms play in limiting or accelerating rapid social change? How can alternative paradigms influence research and practice? Karen O’Brien will introduce the topic and make an argument for taking quantum social change seriously.