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Showcase your innovation to hundreds of leaders, experts and changemakers in sustainability through a hands-on Demonstration Session at the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2020 (SRI2020).   Applications are now open for Demonstration Sessions at SRI2020 for hosts to present innovations such as technologies and hardware, visual tools, creative installations and other physical and interactive [...]

Sustainability research is growing at twice the rate of science in general. But despite this boom in both research and funding, structural support continues to lag, and scholars often find themselves disconnected from sustainability innovation and action communities. The tools, capacities and knowledge that are needed to support a rapid shift to sustainability require collaboration [...]

The Belmont Forum is pleased to announce the launch of a collaborative research call on the theme: Towards Sustainability of Soils and Groundwater for Society. The call is planned to be launched in March 2020, with a closing date in July 2020 [Indicative schedule]. The goal of this CRA is to produce the necessary knowledge [...]

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 [...]

  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 [...]