16 Dec 2019 · Education and Outreach · Climate Education

TROP ICSU at COP25 Madrid, Spain

The TROP ICSU project was represented at three sessions on climate education at the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25, held in Madrid from 2 December to 13 December 2019 under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and with logistical support from the Government of Spain.

TROP ICSU was invited to participate in 3 sessions on climate education at COP 25: at the IPCC-WMO pavilion, at the EU pavilion, and at the French pavilion.

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31 Oct 2019 · IUGG

IUBS received the IUGG plaque

IUBS received the IUGG plaque in recognition of our significant partnership. IUGG is an important partner in our inter-union project TROP ICSU.

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20 Sep 2019

Eminent Biologist Jean-Marc Jallon Passed Away

It is with great sadness that the international biological science community received notice of the death of Emeritus Professor Jean-Marc Jallon. We fondly remember his jovial, convivial, but scientifically knowledgeable presence at meetings of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS). He served IUBS well, first elected to the Executive in 2004, becoming Vice President during 2007-2009 and Secretary General from 2009 to 2012.

Jean-Marc Jallon’s funerals: Wednesday 2 October 2019, 13h30 at Institut médico-légal, 2 place Mazas, 75 012 Paris, 15h cimetière La Martinière, allée du cimetière, 91600 Savigny sur Orge.

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03 Aug 2019 · Slovak Republic

Slovakia rejoins IUBS

IUBS warmly welcomes the renewal of the membership of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Karol Marhold, from the Slovak Academy of Science and Hiroyuki Takeda, then IUBS President participated in the membership renewal procedure at the 33rd IUBS Genral Assembly at Oslo, Norway.


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03 Aug 2019 · WMO · Climate Education

IUBS signed MoU with WMO

On 1 August 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration on climate change education was signed between the IUBS (as lead partner of the TROP ICSU project) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations system’s specialized agency for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology, and related geophysical sciences.

On the occasion of the 33rd General Assembly and Centenary Year celebrations of IUBS at Oslo, Norway,the collaboration between IUBS/TROP ICSU and WMO was formally announced and cemented through the signing of an MoU between the two parties. The aim of the collaboration is to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of Quality Education (SDG 4) and Climate Action (SDG 13) and to enrich the implementation of the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership (UNCC:Learn).

This formal agreement for partnership is a significant and key milestone in achieving TROP ICSU’s goal of providing high quality, scientifically accurate educational resources for teachers to integrate climate change education with existing curriculum of all disciplines including Science, Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

01 Aug 2019

IUBS elects new Executive Committee at 33rd GA at Oslo

The year 2019 marks the centenary of International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS). IUBS has had glorious 100 years: full of landmark contributions to research in biology at large and its application of science of biology for agriculture, medicine, conservation of biodiversity and for sustainable development. 

On this special occasion, IUBS just concluded a special General Assembly with various sessions under the theme “A Century of Unifying Biology” on 30th July, followed by reflections on the history of IUBS. 

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12 Jul 2019 · Education and Outreach · Climate Education

TROP ICSU at the UN High Level Political Forum 2019

IUBS Climate Change and Education Project - TROP ICSU participated at the United Nations High Level Political Forum 2019 (HLPF 2019) on Sustainable Development at the United Nations Headquarters on 11 July 2019 in a three-hour joint session with the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and Harvard University. This session is titled "Practices and Approaches on quality education towards environment and climate action." 

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21 May 2019 · Education and Outreach · Climate Education

TROP ICSU at UN Science, Technology and Innovation Forum 2019

TROP ICSU was represented in two side events at the Forth Science, Technology and Innovation Forum for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on 14th and 15th may 2019, held at United Nations Headquarters New York.

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01 May 2019 · CETAF

CETAF becomes an IUBS member

The Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF) is a taxonomic research network formed by scientific institutions in Europe. Recently IUBS EC approved CETAF as a new scientific member to IUBS.

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22 Feb 2019 · Report

Pastoralism Report 2018 is online

The report of the 2018 activities in the Pastoralism Initiative is online now.

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11 Feb 2019 · Programme · Report

iCCB Report 2018 is online

The report of all activities of the iCCB programme in 2018 is now online.

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05 Jan 2019 · Report

BHBD Activity Report 2018 is now online

The report of the 2018 activities in the Open Biodiversity and Health Big Data (BHBD) Initiative is online now.

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04 Feb 2019 · BCGC · Report

BCGC Report 2018 published

The report of all activities of the BCGC programme in 2018 is now online.

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04 Feb 2019 · UBTI · Report

UBTI Activity Report 2018 published

The report of the UBTI programme 2018 is now online.

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01 Feb 2019 · Education and Outreach · Partner

ACT consortium

ACT is a H2020 project for supporting “Communities of PrACTice for Accelerating Gender Equality and Institutional Change in Research and Innovation across Europe” running from 2018 to 2021.

We have prepared a short feedback channel for interested practitioners, academics and experts to form part of the ACT Communities of Practice. 




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