International Council for Science (ICSU)

The International Council for Science (ICSU) is a non-governmental organisation with a global membership of national scientific bodies and International Scientific Unions.

IIASA is an Associate Member of ICSU and has collaborated with ICSU in a wide range of areas since the 1970s. Collaborations include one of the earliest international assessments of climate change in the 1970s, various international programs sponsored by ICSU including the International  Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, the International Human Dimension Programme on Global Environmental Change, and DIVERSITAS, an international programme on biodiversity science.

Today, IIASA is closely involved with ICSU's Future Earth program, ICSU's central international partnership. The Institute is also involved in the Global Carbon Project (GCP). IIASA Deputy Director Nebojsa Nakicenovic serves on the ICSU Committee on Scientific Planning and Review (CSPR).  

Recently IIASA has worked with ICSU in the following areas:

24 September 2018
Expert group meeting on SDG interactions

A brainstorming meeting to develop a tool assessing SDG interactions for policymaking More

12 May 2017
Road maps and instruments for achieving the SDGs

At the Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Forum in New York, Deputy Director General and Deputy CEO Nebojsa Nakicenovic put the spotlight on STI for the SDGs. More

30 July 2014
Major Global Summit of Science Advisors

A unique international conference brings together the world's leading practitioners of high-level science advice to governments. IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will speak alongside distinguished presenters including Professor Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist for Australia, Professor Anne Glover, Chief Science Adviser to the President of the European Commission, and Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government. More

14 February 2012
Eco-evolutionary Vegetation Modeling and Management

The development of eco-evolutionary models will allow scientists to better understand how plants around the world respond to climate change and disturbances such as fires and grazing. More

09 December 2011
New global science initiative on urban health

The General Assembly of the International Council for Science has endorsed plans for a new global initiative "Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment: A Systems Analysis Approach." More



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