To: All Members of the International Science Council (ISC)
Dear ISC Member,
Registration for the ISC Global Knowledge Dialogue for the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, to be held on 9 – 11 April 2024 in Santiago (Chile) is now open. We hope that all ISC Member organizations based in Latin American and the Caribbean as well as Member organizations with members/activities/a regional office, hub or network in the LAC region will be represented at this meeting. Participants are expected and strongly encouraged to cover their own expenses, however, the ISC has a limited number of bursaries available to enable the participation of delegates who require financial support. Please indicate your need for financial support in the respective section of the online registration form by 9 February.
More information, including the high-level agenda and concept note can be found online. We look forward to receiving your delegates’ registration by 17 March via the online registration form at https://council.science/events/isc-gkd-lac/.
Please find below additional updates from the International Science Council and the ISC community.
1. Contribute your views to UNEP’s Convention on Biological DiversityFor ISC Members and your networks
The United Nations Environment Programme’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is seeking your views related to the work programme of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in addressing the scientific and technical needs to support the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. Please share this call with your members and wider networks and kindly ask interested experts to contact email@example.com. The deadline for contributions is 23 February. More information: https://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2024/ntf-2024-006-ipbes-en.pdf
2. Participate in IUPAC’s 2024 Global Women’s Breakfast For ISC Members and your networks
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry’s annual Global Women’s Breakfast will be held on 27 February in 2024 with the theme “Catalyzing Diversity in Science”. Groups from all types of science organizations are invited to host and/or attend events to support overcoming the barriers to gender equality in science. Check the #GWB2024 event map to find a global breakfast event near you and register your event: https://council.science/events/gwb-2024/.
3. Sign the WCRP Kigali Declaration For ISC Members and your networks
During the World Climate Research Programme’s 2023 Open Science Conference, scientists from around the world discussed the current state and further evolution of inclusive international climate science, and the scientifically founded actions urgently needed to mitigate against and adapt to climate change. ISC Members and their networks are invited to sign the related declaration by 31 January: https://wcrp-osc2023.org/kd-sign?mod_rsform_listlimitstart=180.
4. Zoom sessions on global science-policyFor ISC Members and your networks
Join the ISC Zoom meetings today, Thursday 25 January, or on 1 February, during which the ISC Secretariat will be providing information on recent developments in the ISC’s global science-policy work in the multilateral space and UN processes, the ISC’s related 2024 priorities and forthcoming opportunities for Members’ involvement in policy activities: https://council.science/events/isc-engagement-un-progress-priorities2024/.
5. ISC Extraordinary General Assembly For ISC Members only
ISC Members eligible to vote are kindly asked to designate a voting delegate for the electronic ISC Extraordinary General Assembly (28–29 February) by 15 February. On 28 February, the ISC President will present the proposed changes to the ISC Statutes and Rules of Procedure and their implications in two virtual sessions to the ISC membership. Please consult the documents, register for the Zoom sessions and designate your voting delegate at https://council.science/events/isc-extraordinary-general-assembly/.
6. Opportunities within the ISC community For ISC Members and your networks
7. Events within the ISC community For ISC Members and your networks
As always, all opportunities and deadlines relevant to ISC Members can be found on the ISC Membership Notice Board https://council.science/members/membership-notice-board/.
With best regards,Anne ------------------------------------ Anne Thieme | Membership Liaison Officer International Science Council (ISC) firstname.lastname@example.org | www.council.science Paris, France