START’s Executive Director and Board Chair Meet Key Global and European Organizations

Last week START’s Executive Director Cheikh Mbow and Board Chair Ghassem Asrar met with key organizations working on scientific research, climate and Earth observations. This gallery features photos with leaders and representatives from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the European Space Agency, …

The Intangibles that Matter: Non-Economic Loss and Damage

By Justin Charles G. See, PARR Fellow “The floods swept away everything we had – even our dreams and our future.” This was the testimony of Maricel, a resident of Barangay Tumana, Marikina City, at the end of our key …

Future Earth names Amy Luers as new Executive Director

Future Earth, one of START’s closest partners in global sustainability research, announced Amy Luers as its new executive director. Dr. Luers has over 20 years experience working on sustainability at the intersection of science, technology, and policy. She will assume her position at …

START’s Executive Director Cheikh Mbow on climate change on Africa Today TV

On Sunday, June 4th, Africa Today TV aired a panel discussion on climate change and Africa with Cheikh Mbow, Roger-Mark de Souza from the Wilson Center and Marian Tupy from the CATO Institute.  

START’s Former Board Chair, Professor Gordon McBean, wins the 62nd International Meteorological Organization Prize

The World Meteorogical Organization, the United Nations system’s authoritative voice on weather, climate and water, honored Professor Gordon McBean with the sixty-second International Meteorological Organization (IMO) Prize for his outstanding work in meteorology and climatology and his leadership as a scientific …

Government Planners learn how to Assess Communities’ Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change

During 15-17 February 2017, the Southeast Asia START Regional Center (SEA-START) has conducted the third and final training workshop on Assessing Community Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change. Over the past 18 months, 15 government planners from Cambodia, Lao PDR, …

TEA-START and the Digital Belt and Road (DBAR) Initiative

An international research program, the Digital Belt and Road (DBAR) Initiative, was launched in Beijing in December 2016 to take advantage of Earth observation to address common issues, including climate change, food security, protection of world heritage sites, unbalanced economic …

Transdisciplinary research workshop Boulder Transdisciplinary workshops on the impacts of urbanization on the food-energy-water nexus

The Belmont Forum, START, Future Earth, and regional partners organized two workshops on conducting transdisciplinary (TD) research in the first quarter of 2017. The workshops focused on advancing principles of co-design and co-production in the natural, social, and engineering sciences …

Learning how to effectively convey complex research

As part of the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project, in January 2017 Mary Thompson-Hall attended a workshop on Experiential Learning aimed at training participants in conveying complex climate-related information to diverse audiences using participatory games. Interactive games …

Learning Lab identifies potential climate change impacts for the city of Windhoek

March has been a busy month for the FRACTAL project, with a week-long training for the embedded researchers in Cape Town, and the first city learning labs for Maputo and Windhoek taking place. START traveled to Windhoek for the city …