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 Urban Europe and Belmont Forum joint call    The Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI) Food Water Enery Nexus approach provides a unique collaboration framework for technical and social scientists, small and large businesses, cities and non-governmental organisations, to tackle the urban challenges of food, energy and water nexus. This first-of-a-kind cooperation between JPI Urban Europe and the [...]

On December 14, 2017, Belmont Forum Secretariat Executive Director Dr. Erica Key, Communications Officer Susanna Ehlers and University of Arizona Professor Barron Joseph Orr held a town hall at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

Key’s presentation, Belmont Forum: Strategic Opportunities for Productive Partnerships, provided an overview of the Belmont Forum’s unique approach to funding collaborative, transdisciplinary, international research.

The Belmont Forum endorsed a Data Skills Curricula Framework to enhance information management skills for data-intensive science at its annual Plenary Meeting held in November. The Framework was developed by the Forum’s e-Infrastructures and Data Management (e-I&DM) Project to improve data literacy, security and sharing in data-intensive, transdisciplinary global change research.

This year’s conference will be held from December 11 to 15 in New Orleans and is the largest earth and space science meeting of its kind. AGU offers a unique opportunity for scientists, funders, and stakeholders from around the world to connect and learn about cutting edge research.

The Belmont Forum and START organized a panel discussion on “Funding Science for a Pollution-free World: How Africa Can Close the Science-Funding Gap”  as part of the UN  Global Science-Policy-Business Forum at the UN Environment Assembly on December 2 in Nairobi, Kenya. The majority of African countries are urbanizing and rapidly industrializing with unprecedented environmental [...]

Join us for our Africa Regional Info Day on Saturday, 2 December as part of the UN-Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment. We’ll be discussing “Funding Science for a Pollution-free World: How Africa Can Close the Science-Funding Gap.” Belmont Forum, along with our partner START, look forward to seeing you there!

São Paulo, Brazil, 8 November 2017: The Belmont Forum Executive Council agreed by consensus, at its meeting in São Paulo, Brazil, on 7 November 2017, to accept the bid submitted by the IAI Directorate to host its Secretariat in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Next week, Belmont Forum members, partners, and guests will head to São Paulo, Brazil for a week of meetings, hosted by FAPESP, at the science-policy-society interface!

Belmont Forum is pleased to welcome InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) as the newest partner of the Belmont Forum! We look forward to working with IAP to advance the Belmont Forum’s priorities.

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Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA are pleased to announce the 2017-2018 international call for research proposals on: Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services   The Call will address the two following major (non-exclusive) priorities: Development and application of scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services across spatial scales of relevance to multiple types of decisions Consideration of multiple dimensions [...]