Four project teams from the Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services CRA participated in an around-the-globe virtual synthesis workshop. This CRA stimulated networking and capacity building for innovative research across social and natural science disciplines. Funded projects addressed the following: Harmonizing and integrating development and application of biodiversity scenarios across spatial scales of relevance to [...]
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Representatives of three collaborative research actions (Arctic: Arctic Observing and Science for Sustainability, Mountains: Mountains as Sentinels of Change, and Food Security: Food Security and Land Use Change) held their midterm and end-term valorization events at the same time. This newsletter represents a synthesis of the results of the 16 funded projects, revealing real [...]
Transition of e-I&DM Office Announcement to Belmont Forum Community The Belmont Forum e-Infrastructures and Data Management (e-I&DM) team announces the official completion of the e-Infrastructures and Data Management Project on 30 August, 2019 and operationalization of the many e-I&DM outputs into the Belmont Forum CRA framework. The past few months, the team has been working [...]
The Belmont Forum requests proposals for an external evaluation comprising two focal areas: 1. Delivery of the CRAs 2. Organizational function The evaluation should address both the current status and provide recommendations for future effort in these two focal areas. Read the full RFP at https://www.belmontforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/belmont_forum_external_evaluation_rfp.pdf
The Belmont Forum (BF) is a partnership of 29 science funding institutions representing 50 countries and 6 science coordinating bodies committed to providing knowledge for understanding, mitigating, and adapting to global environmental change. Members identify areas of shared priority, where transnational and transdisciplinary approaches that leverage existing investments bring added value, develop synergy, and avoid [...]
From May 14-16, 2019, a kick-off meeting of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services II (BES II) projects will be held in Helsinki, Finland. BES II / Biodivscen is a joint program of the Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA, building off of capacity and network building activities in previous BES funding. This cohort of projects will promote [...]
The Belmont Forum is seeking to fill the position of Communications Manager within its International Secretariat to help advance the agenda of the Belmont Forum through the development and implementation of strategic information services. This is a full-time position based in Montevideo, Uruguay at the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) Offices. Remote working [...]
The Belmont Forum in collaboration with Future Earth, announces a new collaborative research action for transdisciplinary research which will improve understanding of the pathways between climate, environment and health to protect and promote human health and well-being in the face of climate challenges. Multilateral, inter- and transdisciplinary research projects will investigate where significant uncertainties exist [...]
Today the Belmont Forum is launching an international call for proposals on Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience (DR3). The call responds to the growing need for assessment and reduction of disaster risk, collaborative co-design of resilience strategies with a breadth of stakeholders, and scientifically and technologically enhanced responses to disasters. In the context of this [...]
The Belmont Forum is seeking to fill the position of Deputy Director within its International Secretariat. This is a full-time position based in Montevideo, Uruguay at the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) Offices. Remote working arrangements will be considered, provided a strong case is made that an alternative location would bring greater added benefit to the Belmont Forum with suitable organizational or institutional support in place.