Call for abstracts: PECS second open science conference

The Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), a global research project of Future Earth, has opened a call for abstracts for its second international conference. This conference, called “PECS II – Place-Based Transdisciplinary Research for Global Sustainability,” will run from 7 to 10 November 2017 in Oaxaca City, Mexico. It will focus on how the world can build pathways to sustainability in different places and contexts.   

Call for papers: Principles for Responsible Invesment Academic Network Conference

The organisers of the ninth Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Academic Network Conference have announced that they are accepting submissions of full papers. The conference, which will run from 26 to 27 September 2017 in Berlin, is a collaboration between the PRI and the University of Hamburg. It will bring together academics, investment practitioners and policy-makers to explore the “latest research on responsible investment practices.”

PAGES announcements: Apply to join the Scientific Steering Committee and other upcoming deadlines

Past Global Changes (PAGES), a global research project of Future Earth, has announced three upcoming deadlines for its scientific community. First, the project is looking for three leading researchers to join its Scientific Steering Committee beginning in January 2018. PAGES has also launched a call for proposals for new working groups “to address a scientific question in an internationally coordinated way.” Lastly, organisers of workshops or meetings relevant to PAGES’ interests can apply for financial support from the project.

Future Earth appoints new members to its Science and Engagement Committees

Future Earth has announced that 13 new members will join its Science and Engagement Committees. The new appointees were chosen through a global search and with the goal of balancing the expertise, gender, geographical representation and career stage of each of the committees. The members will serve two-year terms, which began in February 2017, and will guide Future Earth as it addresses critical challenges facing the planet. They include efforts to slow the pace of climate change, the loss of biodiversity and the need to secure food, water and energy for a growing planet.