assar-wafrica Critical Thinking and Visions of the Future with ASSAR in West Africa

The second round of Transformative Scenario Planning (TSP) workshops were held near the end of 2016 in Ghana and Mali as part of the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project. These workshops built on a set of scenarios …

START Board Member Thomas Lovejoy to Deliver 2017 Pardee Center Distinguished Lecture on March 28

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University is pleased to announce its 2017 Distinguished Lecture, “Biology and Climate Change” featuring Thomas Lovejoy on Tuesday, March 28 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm(reception to follow) at the …

REDD+ Monitoring, and Measurement, Reporting and Verification workshop “Training the Trainers” for Francophone Africa

The REDD+ Monitoring, and Measurement, Reporting and Verification workshop “Training the Trainers” will be held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast from 6-10 February 2017, and will cover Francophone Africa.    The workshop is jointly organized by GFOI partners who include World Bank …

Participate in a new survey on the social and political role of sustainability research

Research on global change and sustainability is concerned with urgent, complex and value-laden societal issues. But how do scientists deal with the normative and political dimensions of their work? A new online survey seeks to answer this crucial question. Please …

dsc01044 Meeting on Land Use and Emissions in South/Southeast Asia officially opened

The International Meeting on Land Use and Emissions in South/Southeast Asia officially opened on October, 17 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Focusing on land use management and contributions in Green House Gas emissions (GHGs) reduction from the Agriculture, …

2016-data-inititive1 Training in Earth Observations and Applications Commences in Thailand

The 2016 GOFC-GOLD Data Initiative – Advanced Training in Earth Observations kicked off October 10, 2016 at the Sirindhorn Center for Geo-Informatics (SCGI), Space Krenovation Park (SKP), GISTDA, in Sriracha, Thailand. This training is organized by START, in collaboration with …

redd-workshop Addis Ababa: Third Regional REDD+ Training the Trainers Workshop success

The third regional REDD+ Monitoring and Measurement, Reporting and Verification “Training the Trainers” workshop took place during 19-23 September 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This was the third of four regional one-week “Training the Trainers” workshops, which are taking place across three …

miombo-blog Fighting Deforestation in the Miombo Woodlands of Southern Africa

The GOFC-GOLD Miombo Regional Network convened a 3-day workshop in July on “Restoring Socio-Ecological and Socio-Economic Relationships in the Miombo Woodlands.” The workshop was co-organized by START, the World Bank Group (WBG), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), …

Future Earth capacity building strategy_cover Collaboration with Future Earth

START is pleased to announce stronger collaboration with Future Earth.  Dr. Jon Padgham, Deputy Director of the International START Secretariat, has moved from Washington DC to Boulder, Colorado to assume a shared position between START and the Future Earth hub …