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 …

PARR Fellowships Update

PARR has now reached its halfway point for the 2016/2017 round of fellowships. Out of the nine fellows, six have completed their fellowship residencies at the University of the Philippines, Los Baños and the National Science and Technology Center for …

START and the Belmont Forum establish formal collaboration

START International has become a formal partner of the Belmont Forum. The Belmont Forum is a group of the world’s major and emerging funders of global environmental change research. It aims at mobilizing international resources to accelerate delivery of environmental …

“How to Feed Africa Sustainably”, START’s Executive Director Cheikh Mbow interviewed by bioGraphic Magazine

Mbow shares ideas for addressing food shortages in Africa without compromising the health of ecosystems. Read the interview on bioGraphic, the multimedia magazine of the California Academy of Science.

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 …