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Selected topics: Policy
k4d platform
  • 11.10.2019
  • News

Knowledge for development platform

The r4d programme launched its new Knowledge for Development platform, featuring selected communication products from r4d projects, the r4d syntheses and own content. It disseminates evidence-based and tailor-made research information for an interested public, researchers as well as policy-makers and media.
IPCC
  • 10.10.2019
  • IPCC
  • Job advertisement

IPCC Job Offer: Science Officer in the Technical Support Unit (IPCC WGII)

Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is filling the position of a Science Officer in the Technical Support Unit (IPCC WGII). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is in its Sixth Assessment cycle. The Working Group II Technical Support Unit (WGII TSU), which provides the scientific, technical and organisational support of the activities and products of the Working Group focusing on the Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability of Climate Change, is employed through the Alfred-Wegener-Institute in Bremen, Germany.
Solsticepic
  • 12.07.2019
  • News

Call pre-announcement: SOLSTICE – Enabling Societal Transformation in the Face of Climate Change

The Joint Programming Initiative "Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe" (JPI Climate) is launching a joint transnational call for proposals in October 2019. SOLSTICE seeks interdisciplinary contributions from consortia led by Social Sciences and Humanities who will address societal aspects of climate change.
IPCC
  • 11.06.2019
  • IPCC
  • Job advertisement

IPCC Job Offer: Working Group III: Senior Scientist (Research Fellow)

The Centre for Environmental Policy wishes to appoint a Research Fellow as a Senior Scientist within the Technical Support Unit (TSU) of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). WG III is concerned with the mitigation of climate change and the TSU will be based at the South Kensington Campus.
IPCC
  • 11.06.2019
  • IPCC
  • Job advertisement

IPCC Job Offer: Head of Science in the Technical Support Unit (IPCC WGI)

Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is recruiting the Head of Science in the Technical Support Unit (IPCC WGI) for the IPCC Working Group I Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). The position is located at the University of Paris-Saclay (France).
UKRI-KFPE Workshop
  • 28.03.2019
  • News

Working in Effective Partnerships to Address Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2018, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the KFPE held a joint workshop in Tanzania. The purpose of which was to bring together researchers and stakeholders from the Global South to identify: (1) What constitutes best practice in research partnerships (2) How to engage researchers and governments from the Global South in research programme agenda setting (3) How to translate research outputs into development impact.
Policy-Brief
  • 13.03.2019
  • International Scientific Committee on Research in the Alps
  • News

Action needed to prevent future conflict over the use and management of water in the Alpine region in times of climate change and growing demand

The climatic changes and economic development expected for the future will alter the availability and demand for water in the Alpine region. This can lead to more competition or new conflicts in water use, both locally and across borders. This Policy Brief highlights the needs for political action and management options to avoid potential water conflicts in future.
Plenary - KFPE International Conference 2018
  • 12.12.2018
  • News

Stronger integration and dialogue between science and society for the SDGs

More than 70 high-level decision makers, scientists, NGO and funding agency representatives gathered to celebrate 20 years of KFPE Guidelines at the conference “Leveraging Research Partnerships for Global Challenges”. A series of talks presented in three separate sessions addressed the following topics: (i) new roles and tasks of science in general and research partnerships in particular; (ii) regional adaptation of scientific systems; and (iii) how science policies and funding systems can support transformative research. Participants were left with one clear conclusion at the end of the 22 November meeting: stronger integration and dialogue between science and society, including policy and business, is essential if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Climate Change and Health PLOS special issue
  • 24.09.2018
  • News

Climate Change and Health

This PLOS Medicine special issue focuses on topics including the health effects of extreme heat and flooding, food system effects, non-communicable disease risk, such as air pollution, infectious disease risks and the health benefits of greenhouse gas mitigation policies.
Halving greenhouse gas emissions
  • 24.09.2018
  • Future Earth
  • News

Halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030: Roadmap shows what’s needed in each sector

The roadmap is based on the Carbon Law - a scientific paper published in 2017 that shows that halving carbon dioxide emissions every decade to 2050 is consistent with the Paris Agreement’s aim to keep global average temperatures well below +2°C and aim for +1.5°C. An international team of experts from research, technology, and NGOs synthesised over 60 reports and academic analyses assessing scenarios related to very low greenhouse gas emissions.
In June 2018 IPBES presented the summary for policymaker of its Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Europe and Central Asia in Bern.
  • 06.06.2018
  • IPBES
  • FOEN
  • Swiss Biodiversity Forum
  • News

Politicians can now act against biodiversity loss

On 6 June 2018 the IPBES report on Europa and Central Asia was presented to governments and stakeholders. The report summarizes the state of biodiversity and ecosystems services, and potential policy approaches in Europe and Central Asia.
Going digital in research and education partnerships (KFPE, L. Pock)
  • 13.12.2017
  • News

Going digital in research & education partnerships: opportunities, challenges, and risks

The 2017 KFPE annual conference, organised together with SUDAC, focused on the potential and limitations of digital tools and approaches in the research and policy arenas, as well as the relevance of such tools and approaches in education.
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