The 2003 START International Young Scientists Global Change Conference, the aims of which were to stimulate competition, encourage excellence, reward outstanding performance, encourage the development of personal and institutional networks, and at the same time indulge in high-level capacity building among young scientists from both developed and developing countries, was hosted by the Third World Academy of Sciences in Trieste, Italy from 17-19 November 2003.
The 4th Congress of the IGBP (International Geopshere Biosphere Programme), entitled Sustainable Livelihood in a Changing Earth System was held in Cape Town, South Africa during 5-9 May 2008. About 380 delegates from 65 countries attended the event and contributed to the development of IGBP’s scientific agenda for the period 2008-2013, with a focus on how IGBP can better contribute to sustainable solutions to global environmental change including mitigation, innovation and adaptation.
The Advanced Institute on Climate Variability and Food Security focused on the application of seasonal climate forecasts to improve agricultural food security. The intensive training component of the Institute was held at the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI) facility in Palisades, New York from 8-26 July 2002.
he Advanced Institute on Urbanization, Emissions and the Global Carbon Cycle brought together young natural and social scientists, engineers, and urban planners to critically examine the environmentally significant interaction of cities and their environment, specifically the emissions of both long-lived GHGs and short-lived polluting gases and particulates. The intensive training component of this institute was held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado from 4-22 August 2003.
The Advanced Institute on Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change is focused on utilizing selected analytic tools to build the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct research on vulnerability to global environmental change. The intensive training seminar was held 3-21 May 2004 at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria.
The International Young Scientists’ Global Change Conference took place November 5-8, 2006 at the Science and Technology building on the China Meteorological Administration campus in Beijing, China.
START, in partnership with the Global Water System Project (GWSP), and with financial support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) and the International Foundation of Science (IFS) invited selected Institute Fellow applicants to participate in the Advanced Institute on Global Environmental Change and the Vulnerability of water resources in the context of the Millennium Development Goals, hosted by UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft and the Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
START is responding to this need by creating learning opportunities for regional scientists with an Advanced Institute on the Asian Monsoon: Prediction of Change and Variability. In January 2008, twenty early-career meteorologists from across the Asia-Pacific region and North America met to attend a series of lectures on the Asian monsoon and to explore possibilities for collaboration.
The Advancing Capacity to Support Climate Change Adaptation (ACCCA) project developed risk communication methods and tools capable of supporting stakeholder decision-making about climate change and related risks in 17 countries in Africa and Asia.
In 2002, the International START Secretariat and the Pan African START Secretariat (PASS) began a fellowship program for outstanding young African scientists engaged in global environmental change research leading to doctoral dissertation.
AIACC filled gaps in scientific knowledge and capacity by funding, training, and mentoring developing country scientists to undertake multi-sector, multi-country research of priority to developing countries.
Building Long Term Capacity for Managing and Adapting to Climate Change in Africa and Asia is a program that aims to enhance capacity in selected less developed countries across Africa, South and Southeast Asia to better understand and manage risks associated with global change, particularly climate change and variability.
The CLIMAG Project was completed in 2005. Climate Prediction and Agriculture (CLIMAG) was an interdisciplinary project implemented in Africa, Asia, Latin America and North America by START in partnership with the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (IRI), the World …
For 12 years, beginning in 1995, START offered opportunities for scientists in developing countries to form collaborative relationships with their colleagues, both in developing and developed countries.
The IT/Asia project was implemented with the primary objective of engaging a network of Asian researchers and institutions, and other international partners in examining key issues of industrial transformation.