July 05, 2018
Taking place in May 2019 in Montpellier, France, the 4th World Congress on Agroforestry aims at contributing to the progress of agroforestry science and practice in order to bridge the science-policy gap. The major topics that will be discussed include:…
June 26, 2018
By Alice McClure, University of Cape Town and Gina Ziervogel, University of Cape Town It’s difficult as an individual, a group or a nation to know how to act when faced with climate change problems. As with other global environmental…
June 25, 2018
By Anna Taylor, University of Cape Town Cape Town’s “Day Zero” experience – the prospect of dam levels dropping dangerously low, taps running dry and water rations being distributed from public collection points – speaks powerfully to the urgency and…
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June 21, 2018
The International Training Workshop on Big Earth Data for Disaster Risk Reduction will provide a scientific and practical guide on disasker risk reduction to participants from developing countries along Belt and Road. The event will take place in Beijing, China, during October…
June 20, 2018
Seedbeds of Transformation: The Role of Science with Society and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa brought together over 300 researchers, practitioners, industry leaders, policy makers, and others to discuss tensions and opportunities towards sustainability in Africa. The event was hosted…
June 19, 2018
The Southern Africa Fire Network (SAFNet) of the Global Observation of Forest Cover and Land Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) program held its tenth meeting in Skukuza at the Kruger National Park, South Africa, in April 2018.  During the meeting, 27 delegates from…
June 19, 2018
High population growth and rapid economic development in South/Southeast Asia are leading to the conversion of agricultural lands into urban and residential areas, while forests are destroyed to make space for agriculture. These changes in land cover and land use…
June 19, 2018
During the launch ceremony of the Future Earth Mongolia Committee, Professor Gensuo Jia, Director of the Temperate East Asia Regional Center (TEA-START), gave a lecture on the Digital Belt & Road program, with a focus on climate change and disaster…
June 18, 2018
We are delighted to announce that two new staff members have joined the START team this month. Clay Oboth, Administrative Assistant, is based in Washington, DC, and Mariama Camara, Program Specialist, is based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Please join us in welcoming…
June 18, 2018
The Urban Climate journal has issued a call for abstracts for a special issue on Urban Data and Climate Information Services. This Call is being made as a follow up activities from the Cities & Climate Change Science Conference (March 5-7, 2018,…