04 Jun 2021 · Gender Equality · Publication

Gender Balance in Science Study by IUBS Published

A study by IUBS Working Group on Gender Equality is published recently. The study mentions that, access to scientific careers for women has never been easy, but as biases and barriers slowly begin todiminish, women are becoming more and more involved in science, especially Biological Sciences. Some of the reasons why women do not have the same opportunities to achieve career pathways equal to those of men are discussed in the study. The study also highlights an ongoing need to design and apply new policies to effect a gender balance throughout the career path.

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29 May 2021

ISC statement by the Council's Committee for Freedom and Responsibility in Science

At a time when scientific research is of paramount importance to human and environmental well-being, the ISC is gravely concerned by reports from various countries which suggest that threats to scientific freedom are on the increase.

For science to progress efficiently and for its benefits to be shared equitably, scientists must have the right to scientific freedom.

 

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23 Mar 2021 · Science for Biodiversity Forum

IUBS scientists propose recommendations for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Working with an international, multidisciplinary team, IUBS scientists have published an article in Science Advances: “Actions on sustainable food production and consumption for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.” The article reviews eight actions for addressing biodiversity loss in food systems – from removing incentives harmful to biodiversity to reducing food waste and promoting sustainable diets – and examines the challenges and opportunities of implementing the actions in the UK and Peru.

The article proposes targets for the UN Convention on Biological Diversity's post-2020 global biodiversity framework. In combination with broader actions by diverse actors, the targets can support transformative change for sustainable food systems.

 

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16 Mar 2021 · Report

Year 2020 Activity Reports for IUBS Programmes published

Activity Reports for various IUBS Programmes are published are available on the website now.

Governance of Global Taxonomic Lists Activity Report 2020

Open Biodiversity and Health Big Data Initiative (BHBD) Activity Report 2020

Global Integrative Pastoralism Project (GIPP) Activity Report 2020

Conservation of PaleoBiology in Africa (CPIA) Activity Report 2020

Science of Pollution-Tolerant and Climate-Resistant Plants Activity Report 2020

TROP ICSU Highlights in 2020

 

11 Jan 2021 · IYBSSD

IUBS signs a MoU for the organization of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development

Several international scientific unions wish to act together as the Founding Unions to organize an International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD) in 2022, under the aegis of UNESCO and with the collaboration of UNESCO International Basic Sciences Programme (IBSP). Several scientific organizations, the Founding Partners fully support this initiative.

On 11th January 2021, IUBS President L S Shashidhara signed with Michel Spiro, the President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and the Chair of the IYBSSD Executive Committee, a MoU on behalf of IUBS for the organization of IYBSSD. By signing this MoU, IUBS joins the list of the Founding Unions in the IYBSSD organization. 

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01 Jan 2021 · Climate Education

TROP ICSU Highlights in 2020

The TROP ICSU project highlights its accomplishments at the end of year 2020. The project has colleced, collated and developed over 280 Teaching Resources, which soan across 10 Disciplines. There are over 50 Contributing Teachers from many countries who have contributed teaching resources to the collection. Till year 2020, the TROP ICSU team has conducted 17 Workshops in 10 Countries with over  700 Workshop Participants and over 50 Climate Experts.

The project has published 3 Publications and has been preented in many international conferences and events including events by United Nations. The projects holds 2 websites with over 135,900 visitors and a YouTube channel. The project is having 23 partners which includes national science academies, internatonal scientific unions, educatioanl institutes and United Nations organizations. 

The project team continues to develop and collate educatioanl resources for climate change education by integrating them with the regular curricula of various desciplines. 

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