VACANCY: Assistant or Associate Professor of Nutrition and Planetary Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health seeks candidates for the position of assistant or associate professor in nutrition and planetary health. The search committee welcomes applicants from a wide variety of fields including but not limited to nutrition, environmental sustainability, ecology, and agriculture. This is a tenure-ladder position, with the academic rank to be determined in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience and productivity.

For more information on the role and how to apply for the role please visit the Harvard recruitment website via this link.

IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

The ongoing global assessment (GA) of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is seeking inputs from experts on and representatives of indigenous peoples and local communities from around the world. The GA is examining status and trends in biodiversity and ecosystem services in land, inland waters, coastal zones and oceans that have taken place over the last 50 years, as well as short and long-term future scenarios.

IPBES would like your contributions to help advance the inclusion of indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) in the IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. This could include for example information about publications and reports, data, information about organizations, name of individual experts that work on indigenous and local knowledge. This survey would take 5-15min to complete.

https://goo.gl/TvXuCh (English)

The call is available in English, Spanish, and French, and linked to an online Google Translator for other languages.

This online CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS is intended to invite experts on ILK, holders of ILK, as well as their organizations and networks to provide inputs such as: 1-Publications (peer-reviewed and technical), reports and case studies, websites, and data; 2-Information about organizations and networks; 3-Name of individual experts. 

Deadline for contributions: Friday 15 September 2017

July edition of ICSU Newsletter

The July edition of the ICSU Newsletter is available to read now online. This includes the latest news from the ICSU and it’s regional offices. Click here to read the newsletter.

First External Review Now Open for IPBES Global Assessment

The external review for the first order drafts of the chapters of the IPBES global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services is open.

The period for this first external review of the global assessment is from 15 June until 15 August, 2017.

If you would like to be an expert reviewer for the global assessment, please follow these easy steps:

1) Register as user of the IPBES website (http://www.ipbes.net/registration_global_fod) if you have not already done so.

2) Apply to become an IPBES external reviewer for individual chapters of the global assessment at http://www.ipbes.net/user/login?destination=registration_global_fod (this will only work when logged in first as IPBES website user).

3) Once registered, you will immediately receive an email providing confidential access to the draft chapters and will be requested to submit your comments in English using a template that is available on the same webpage.

 

 

IPBES – External review now open for the Americas assessment

IPBES are pleased to announce the start of the external review for the second order draft of the chapters and the first order draft of the summary for policymakers of the IPBES regional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services for the Americas.

Experts and Governments wishing to review the Americas regional assessment will first need to register as users of the IPBES website via this link: http://www.ipbes.net/user/register?destination=sod-review. They can then apply to become an IPBES external reviewer for individual chapters of the assessment as well as for the summary for policymakers at www.ipbes.net/sod-review.

BCFN YES! International Competition for Young Researchers

BCFN YES! (Young Earth Solutions) is an International Competition for young researchers from all over the world. It was first launched in 2012 with the aim of rewarding the best ideas about food and sustainability. The Research Grant competition is aimed at PhD and postdoc researchers from any background and nationality. Young researchers are asked to submit a research project to improve the sustainability of the food system.

The award is €20,000 applied to a one year investigation.

For more information on the competition, including how to apply pleases visit the BCFN website via this link.

IPBES External Review now open for assessments

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem (IPBES) Services External Review is now open for three IPBES regional assessments and for land degradation and restoration assessment.

This external review will remain open from 1 May until 26 June 2017. The period for the external review of the regional assessment for the Americas will be from 29 May until 24 July 2017.

Experts and Governments wishing to participate will first need to register as users of the IPBES website, to do so please visit the IPBES website via this link.