Replay: WUN ECR Networking Workshop on Sustainable Cities and Communities
The Worldwide Universities Network recently held the third in its special program series of networking workshops for early career researchers (ECR) on the theme of Developing the next generation of research
Lift-off for WUN’s early career researcher networking series
Why do we have the Sustainable Development Goals and why are university collaborations essential in making progress on them? Hear from Peter Lennie, WUN Executive Director, and special guest Jeffrey Sachs, President of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, as they launch a new WUN networking initiative for early-career researchers working on the world’s biggest challenges.
New consortium to bring interdisciplinary insights on climate-induced migration
While disasters and environmental factors have always been important drivers of migration, even more people are expected to move as they face the projected impacts of climate change, including more extreme weather events, changes in water quality and availability, and interactions with conflict.
A recent ruling of the UN Human Rights Committee, which stated that people cannot be sent back to countries where climate change impacts place them in immediate danger, was treated by many commentators as a landmark protection for environmental migrants. As Professor Andreas Neef (University of Auckland) explains in this feature, the reality is more complex. Recipient of a 2020 WUN Research Development Fund award, a WUN member consortium will advance interdisciplinary research into climate-induced migration. It aims to help improve policies through a better understanding of the complex drivers of migration and displacement associated with climatic changes. Click through for the full story.
WUN Summer School
UPDATE: The WUN Summer School, originally scheduled for July 2020, has been postponed to 2021 due to covid-19 developments. The information and application website will be re-opened for the 2021 program in due course.
Strengthening the science-policy nexus at the United Nations
Image: United Nations The University of Bergen visited the High-level Political Forum at the United Nations in July to strengthen the science-policy advice in the approaches to and implementation of
Global Partnerships for Transformational Action on the SDG 2030 Agenda
WUN member Maastricht University (UM) reports on their attendance at the second National SDG Conference Bergen.