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 …

japan seminar Seminar: Establishing a Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Photo: Hassan Virji, Executive Director of START moderates discussion with his panel members, Fumiko Kasuga (Visiting Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science, University of Tokyo), Jon Padgham (START Deputy Director and Capacity Building Lead for the Future Earth Secretariat …

emma PROVIA Fellow Workshop in Rotterdam

START led the design and facilitation of a workshop for fellows from the Global Program of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA) after the Adaptation Futures conference in Rotterdam, 14-15 May 2016. Dr. Saleemul Huq, Dr. Emma …

sameer deshkar photo START Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Sameer Deshkar

Dr. Sameer Deshkar came to START’s 2015 Advanced Institute on Disaster Risk Reduction and Loss Mitigation via a path that began in architecture.   In the early 2000’s Sameer studied and taught architecture and building design in his home country of …

TSP Workshop in Wa, Ghana Transformative Scenario Planning (TSP) Workshops held in Mali and Ghana

The month of June was a busy one for START and the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project, which held Transformative Scenario Planning (TSP) workshops in both Mali and Ghana. Facilitated in Ghana by Reos Partners from South …

Screen Shot 2016-06-27 at 11.42.36 AM START Named a “Top Climate Think Tank”

The 2015 edition of the “Climate Think Tank Ranking” was recently announced on June 23th 2016 by Carlo Carraro, Director of the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) at the 22nd Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE, …

IWGGMS-12 START participates at the 12th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space (IWGGMS-12)

START participated at the 12th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space (IWGGMS-12), which took place in Kyoto University, Japan, during June 7-9, 2016.  The goal of the workshop is to review the state of the art in remote sensing of …

Symposium Explores the Critical Role of Earth Observations Across Africa

In April 2016 START Program Specialist, Senay Habtezion, attended the first Symposium of the AfriGEOSS Initiative where earth observation experts met to discuss data access and dissemination across the African continent.  Senay wrote a brief update in START’s quarterly newsletter.  …

IWGGMS-12 START to participate at the 12th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space

Takuya Nomoto, visiting program associate at START, will attend the 12th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space (IWGGMS-12), which will take place in Kyoto, Japan, during June 7-9, 2016. The goal of the workshop is to review the state …

ASSAR story B 03-30-16 ASSAR Mali Team Identifies Stakeholders Involved in Agricultural Intensification

The Mali team of the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project conducted a one-day meeting on 17th March to identify new stakeholders involved with agricultural intensification, a core focus of the ASSAR West Africa research. During this meeting, …