International Science Council (ISC)

The International Science Council (ISC) is a non-governmental organization with a unique global membership that brings together 40 international scientific Unions and Associations and over 140 national and regional scientific organizations including Academies and Research Councils.

The vision of the Council is to advance science as a global public good. Scientific knowledge, data, and expertise must be universally accessible and its benefits universally shared.

Recently IIASA has worked with ICS in the following areas:

25 January 2021
Transformations within reach: Pathways to a sustainable and resilient world

It is clear that COVID-19 has drastically changed our world, but how can we use the lessons learnt to build a more resilient and sustainable future? The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the International Science Council (ISC) have drawn on the combined strengths and expertise of the two organizations to help find a way forward. More

26 May 2020
Building pathways to sustainability in a post-COVID world

IIASA and the International Science Council (ISC) have established a partnership combining the strengths and expertise of the two organizations to define and design sustainability pathways, through a multi-stakeholder dialogue, that will enable a more equitable post-COVID world. More

24 September 2018
Expert group meeting on SDG interactions

A brainstorming meeting to develop a tool assessing SDG interactions for policymaking More

12 May 2017
Road maps and instruments for achieving the SDGs

At the Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Forum in New York, Deputy Director General and Deputy CEO Nebojsa Nakicenovic put the spotlight on STI for the SDGs. More

30 July 2014
Major Global Summit of Science Advisors

A unique international conference brings together the world's leading practitioners of high-level science advice to governments. IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat will speak alongside distinguished presenters including Professor Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist for Australia, Professor Anne Glover, Chief Science Adviser to the President of the European Commission, and Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government. More

14 February 2012
Eco-evolutionary Vegetation Modeling and Management

The development of eco-evolutionary models will allow scientists to better understand how plants around the world respond to climate change and disturbances such as fires and grazing. More

09 December 2011
New global science initiative on urban health

The General Assembly of the International Council for Science has endorsed plans for a new global initiative "Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment: A Systems Analysis Approach." More



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