1st Transformative Knowledge Workshop
From the 17th to 19th November, at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, grantees
, speakers, and participants of the ISSC's most important programme to date (Transformations to Sustainability
), gathered in Potsdam for the programme's first Transformative Knowledge Workshop
. The event was a workshop without bystanders - one orientated around questions and one aimed at taking a transdisciplinary, multi-stakeholder approach to bringing the social sciences into solution spaces.
from the event are now available online.
Future Earth announces Engagement Committee
The Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability has announced the appointment of an Engagement Committee
with 15 members who will work on involving stakeholders throughout the entire research process from co-design to dissemination.
“The Future Earth Engagement Committee is one of the two key pillars of the Future Earth initiative. It will work closely with the Future Earth Science Committee to both design and catalyse the implementation of sustainability solutions across countries. Three more members will soon be added to the Committee that is being announced today,” said Jairam Ramesh, Indian Economist and Chair of the Engagement Committee.
2015: International Year of Light
2015 marks the International Year of Light and will consist of coordinated activities on national, regional and international levels - for people of all ages and all backgrounds so that they can gain an appreciation for the central role of light in science and culture, and as a cross-cutting scientific discipline that can advance sustainable development.
The ISSC will take part in the French Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Light
that is scheduled to take place at the Grand Amphithéâtre de la Sorbonne, on the 8th January 2015. The ISSC is a partner in the event, and Ethnografilm Festival Director, Wes Shrum, will participate in the Ceremony.