The organisers would like to acknowledge the support of the the following organisations:
The Asahi Glass Foundation strives to contribute to the creation of a society that can transmit the genuine wealth of human civilization by supporting advanced research in the fields of natural/social science and technology by recognizing efforts to solve environmental issues that call for global solutions. Awarding of the Blue Planet Prize, an international environmental award, and the annual survey on the global environment, have been conducted since 1992. Based on the results of the survey, the "Environmental Doomsday Clock" is reset every year.
Grants are awarded to researchers in universities in Japan, Thailand and Indonesia (Natural Sciences). To date, the Foundation has awarded ¥8.46 billion in research grants to approximately 7,200 projects.
The Asahi Glass Foundation was established in 1933, to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary (1932) of the founding of Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. In 1990, the Foundation undertook an overall redesign of its programs, expanding the scope of its activities and establishing its commendation program. At the same time, it was renamed the Asahi Glass Foundation. Since then, the activities of the Foundation have focused on its grant and commendation programs.
NASA Earth System Science conducts and sponsors research on global climate and environmental change and its consequences for life on Earth. Our observations from space help to identify the sources of change in the Earth system, their magnitude and trends, and how the Earth system will change in the future.
The Centre for Carbon Measurement will provide vital support for government, business and academia in tackling climate change. It will be centred at The National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK’s National Measurement Institute, and will collaborate with relevant expertise across the UK and internationally.
The Centre for Carbon Measurement will develop measurement science, technology and standards that will improve our understanding of the global climate, support policies for mitigating and adapting to climate change and accelerate the adoption of low-carbon technologies.
The Centre will focus on three areas:
The National Physical Laboratory already has world-class expertise in the science of measurement. By consolidating and expanding this expertise, the Centre for Carbon Measurement will support global low carbon goals and the low carbon economy.
APN | CABI | CIFOR | CGIAR | COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) | CSIRO | European Space Agency | German National Committee on Global Change Research (NKGCF) | Global Water System Project (GWSP) | The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) | The Met Office | Ocean Under Stress | Oxford University | Stockholm Environment Institute | Stockholm Resilience Centre | UNEP
The Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) is a network of 22 member country governments that promotes global change research in the region, increases developing country involvement in that research, and strengthens interactions between the science community and policy-makers.
The vision of APN is to enable countries in the Asia-Pacific region to successfully address global change challenges through science-based adaptation strategies, effective science and policy linkages, and capacity development.
The APN supports investigations that will:
CABI (Centre for Agricultural Biosciences International) is a not-for-profit science-based development organization, which facilitates change by providing actionable knowledge. CABI is governed and owned by more than 40 members countries, most of whom are in the developing world. Our mission and direction is guided by these countries according to their agricultural and environmental needs. Our 360 staff based around the world use science, information and communication to help solve problems in agriculture and the environment.
Improving food security, combating the effects of climate change on agricultural productivity, and ensuring environmental sustainability in agriculture are our top priorities. We believe this can be achieved when smallholder farmers – those actually growing the food and stewarding the environment – are given the knowledge they need to farm and manage the environment successfully. The right information, delivered in the right form, at the right time empowers ordinary people in developing countries and can have an immediate impact on their food security and lives.
The Center for International Forestry Research is a nonprofit, global facility dedicated to advancing human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity. We conduct research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of forests in less-developed countries.
CIFOR is one of 15 centres within the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
The CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership dedicated to advancing science to reduce poverty and hunger, improve human health and nutrition, and enhance ecosystem resilience. Its research is carried out by a Consortium of 15 International Agricultural Research Centers through its CGIAR Research Programs.
To ensure effective CGIAR research in support of a food secure future the almost 8,000 staff of the CGIAR Consortium operate in over 150 locations through an extensive network of partnerships necessary to address the complex issues facing agricultural research and development. The partners include national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, and the private sector.
A few examples of the potentials of CGIAR’s new research portfolio:
COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is Europe’s longest-running intergovernmental framework for cooperation in science and technology funding cooperative scientific projects called ‘COST Actions’. With a successful history of implementing scientific networking projects for over 40 years, COST offers scientists the opportunity to embark upon bottom-up, multidisciplinary and collaborative networks across all science and technology domains. Beyond the EU-27 member states, COST countries include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey. Israel is a cooperating state. Beyond the European borders, COST opens the European Research Area (ERA) to cooperation with non-European countries on the basis of mutual benefit.
For more information, please visit www.cost.eu
CSIRO is Australia's national science agency, and one of the largest research agencies in the world. One of our strengths is our multidisciplinary research into Australia’s sustainability. We work on the interactions of Australia's oceans, climate, biodiversity, agriculture, society, and industry, while also providing research to develop new environmentally friendly manufacturing and resource industries. We understand the value of partnering with the community, industry and other research agencies to solve the challenging problems facing environmental decision-makers. We aim to achieve profound impact by integrating our research findings with the needs and insights of research users.
The European Space Agency, ESA, is an intergovernmental organisation with 19 member states committed to develop and promote space technology and its applications. ESA's Living Earth Programme delivers Earth Observation data for monitoring and protecting the Earth environment.
The German National Committee on Global Change Research (NKGCF) and its scientific secretariat are the national network and contact point for global change research in Germany. NKGCF was established as one of the first interdisciplinary bodies by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in close collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in 1996. The 15 committee members act as a research advisory board for DFG and BMBF and take on tasks such as the identification of future research foci on global change or the strengthening of the German contributions to the international programmes.
Please visit our stand for information about German global change research activities and activities of the committee and other organisations of Germany. You are also invited to join our open discussions about IBPES, interdisciplinary education and coast management at lunch time.
Water is essential to life on earth, plays a key role in the development and functioning of society and is recognized as a high priority resource for sustainable development. Therefore the changes to the global water system are globally significant. However, the system is being modified without adequate understanding of its functioning and dynamics.
GWSP, as one of the Joint Projects of The Earth System Science Partnership (ESSP), was launched to deepen this understanding of global environmental change impacts on water.
Its research supports global assessments of water, and the development of adaptation strategies with the appropriate scientific basis. GWSP coordinates and supports a bold research agenda to understand this complex system with its interactions between natural and human components and their feedbacks.
GWSP aims to address the central research questions:
While science driven, the Joint Project on the Global Water System provides policy-informing results, specifically targeting issues pertaining to the global aspects of environmental change that are of high interest to water managers worldwide.
The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) conducts policy-oriented research on issues that are too large or too complex to be solved by a single country or academic discipline. Issues like climate change that have global reach and can only be resolved by international cooperation; or problems of common concern to many countries that must be addressed at a national level, such as energy security, population aging, and sustainable development. IIASA’s 200 mathematicians, social scientists, natural scientists, economists, and engineers, develop assessment and decision-support methodologies, global databases, and analytical tools to study these issues in an integrated ‘systems’ way. Systems analysis enables the impacts and trade-offs of different policies to be identified before they are implemented. Primary areas of focus are: Energy and Climate Change; Food and Water; and Poverty and Equity.
During the European summer IIASA also hosts the Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), a three-month intensive research and mentoring opportunity for PhD students, whose research interests correspond with IIASA’s. Since the program was established in 1977 1620 students from 84 countries have completed the YSSP.
IIASA is an independent and is sponsored and governed by National Member Organizations (scientific institutions) in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.
The Met Office is the UK's national weather service and one of the world's leading weather and climate service providers.
We provide the public with trusted advice when it matters and are committed to improving the UK's ability to manage and respond to natural hazards. We use our skills and knowledge to provide round the clock weather, climate and environmental forecasts to protect life and property, today and in the future.
Internationally, our climate services offer underpinning science which informs climate policy and helps countries to prepare for and adapt to the potential impacts of climate change.
Formed in 1854, the Met Office is a UK Government Trading Fund owned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). To support UK economic growth we apply our expertise across a range of industries, helping businesses understand the impacts of weather and climate on their operations.
Over the coming decades and centuries, the ocean will become increasingly stressed by at least three interacting factors. Rising seawater temperatures, ocean acidification and ocean deoxygenation will cause substantial changes in marine physics, chemistry and biology.
In the future many parts of the ocean are likely to experience more than one of these environmental stressors at the same time, since they are driven by the same underlying process – increases in atmospheric CO2 and other greenhouse gases. These “hot spots” will not only be warmer, but are also likely to be more stratified, have increased acidity and contain less oxygen, increasing the stress on marine life in ways that may be more than the simple addition of each.
A helpful guide developed by consortium of international scientists provides an overview of these stressors, and the impact on climate and society. The guide will be available from our stand at Planet under Pressure and from: www.oceanunderstress.com.
Please visit our stand for further information or email: email@example.com.
This is an initiative by: Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme, European Project on Ocean Acidification, and Mediterranean Sea Acidification in a Changing Climate.
Oxford University has been educating political, business and civic leaders for 800 years. Now the planet’s environmental pressures may be the greatest threat society has ever faced. Oxford University is mobilising to respond.
We run the world’s largest climate prediction experiment. We pioneered the world’s first national stakeholder-led climate risk management programme. We co-lead major consortia in Africa, the Amazon, Asia, Europe, and across the world.
We have hundreds of international researchers and students in earth systems science, cleantech engineering, chemistry, and physics; green business enterprise, built environment infrastructure and ecosystem services; environmental policy, markets, regulation and governance. We have partners in governments, global businesses and research institutions all over the world. Our global change alumni work in over half the world’s countries. We believe this diversity gives us a unique tool set for finding solutions for sustainability.
By bringing together our capabilities in science, engineering, medicine and the humanities we are able to grasp interdependencies and connect insights. By mobilising our global change researchers, students, and alumni we are able to make decisive changes for the better.
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Stockholm Environment Institute is an independent international research institute. The Institute has established a reputation for rigorous and objective scientific analysis in the field of environment and development. SEI aims to bring about change for sustainable development by bridging science and policy.
SEI is an independent international research institute, engaged in environment and development issues at local, national, regional and global policy levels. The Institute was formally established in 1989 and now has a global distributed structure, with research centers in the UK, US, Tanzania, Thailand and Estonia.
SEI’s belief is that scientific insights can guide us through change and should inform decision making and public policy, but also that local knowledge and values are crucial in building sustainable lives. Our approach is highly collaborative, and stakeholder involvement has always been at the heart of SEI’s work. Our projects help to build capacity and strengthen institutions to equip our partners for the long-term.
We combine the qualities of:
SEI’s mission is to support decision making and induce change towards sustainable development around the world by bridging science and policy in the field of environment and development.
Spearheading research on planetary boundaries, Stockholm Resilience Centre is an international research centre that advances the understanding of complex social-ecological systems. It generates new insights on issues like food and water management, dynamics in coastal and marine systems, strategies for adaptive governance, theories on regime shifts and social-ecological urban development. The research has a special emphasis on resilience – the ability to deal with change and continue to develop.
UNEP was established in 1972 and is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. The mission of the United Nations Environment Programme is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
With its headquarters based in Nairobi, Kenya, UNEP is led by the Executive Director, Mr Achim Steiner and Deputy Executive Director, Ms Amina Mohammed.
As the environmental programme of the United Nations, UNEP is mandated to serve as a lead authority in articulating, facilitating and supporting a response to environmental challenges and opportunities.
It is an advocate, educator, catalyst and facilitator, promoting the intelligent use of the planet's natural assets for sustainable development. The organization works with many partners, including United Nations entities, international organizations, national governments, non-governmental organizations, business, industry, the media and civil society.
The core objectives of UNEP include:
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Environment cannot be protected, nor can its goods and services be exploited sustainably without understanding various interlinkages between human society and the ecosystem. BONUS supports development of fit-for-purpose regulations, policies and management practices in response to environmental and societal challenges faced by the Baltic Sea region. BONUS makes the Baltic Sea system research more applicable for real-life solutions, and policy making more founded on scientific knowledge.
While integration of research efforts across the disciplines and nations is crucial for meeting the knowledge needs when faced by major global challenges, BONUS provides a forward-looking model for different forms of future regional research cooperation.
BONUS issues calls for competitive proposals and funds projects of high excellence and relevance based on its strategic research agenda developed in close collaboration with the scientific community, policymakers and funders across the Baltic Sea region. The next BONUS call for competitive projects worth EUR 40 million will open in the first half of the 2012. BONUS is funded by the national funding institutions of the eight coastal EU Baltic Sea countries and the EU.
Our climate change collection explores the breadth of issues which surround this complex, ever-changing topic. Our titles investigate multifaceted scientific debates, the environmental impact on both society and the individual and the influence of economic and political factors in policy-making and public discourse.
Our authors are top scholars and leaders in their fields of expertise, from Nobel laureates such as Burton Richter (The Nobel Prize in Physics 1976 and the IPCC Nobel Peace Prize 2007) and the IPCC (the Nobel Peace Prize 2007), to award-winning global economist Sir Nicholas Stern, and to Sir John Houghton- world renowned figures at the forefront of the climate change debate and research.
The latest titles include:
Find out more and browse through our full selection online at: www.cambridge.org/climatechange
Earthwatch empowers a global community of researchers, conservation volunteers, educators, students, NGOs and businesses to support crucial scientific research into global environmental challenges. The research that we support informs sound decision making about the management of the world’s natural resources.
For 40 years, Earthwatch has provided vital long-term human and financial support to objective, peer-reviewed scientific research all over the world.
Earthwatch supports almost 60 projects in 40 countries. Since Earthwatch more than 93,000 volunteers have worked alongside scientists on its expeditions.
Earthwatch works collaboratively with multi-national organizations that share our commitment to tackle global environmental challenges. We provide high-quality programs that immerse employees in hands-on research and learning experiences.
Earthwatch has more than 20 years’ experience of facilitating behavioural and organisational change within companies, by working collaboratively with staff at all levels to build knowledge and agency around environmental challenges.
Earthwatch collaborates with nearly 40 corporate partners around the world, in industry sectors ranging from financial services to consumer products, agriculture and mining. We were awarded first place in the Best Green Employee Engagement category of the international Green Awards in 2011, in recognition of the achievements of our partnership with HSBC.
Elsevier brings together the best research tools for the scientific community through a combination of journals, books, major reference works, scientific search engines and databases. Top-level journals in the environmental and agriculture field such as Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Ecological Economics and Global Environmental Change demonstrate the important and exciting research published through Elsevier.
For further information visit: www.elsevier.com/environmental
Since 1994, the Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) has explored the connections among environmental, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy. ECSP brings together scholars, policymakers, the media, and practitioners through events, research, publications, multimedia content (audio and video), and our daily blog, New Security Beat.
The ERC strives to attract top researchers from anywhere in the world to come to Europe. The ERC two core funding schemes are the 'ERC Starting Grants' for younger, early-career top researchers and the 'ERC Advanced Grants' for senior research leaders. Last year, two smaller initiatives were added, namely the 'ERC Proof of Concept' scheme and the 'ERC Synergy scheme' (targeting small groups of principal investigators working together on one project).
The ERC operates according to an "investigator-driven", or "bottom-up", approach, allowing researchers to identify new opportunities in any field of research. Since its launch, the ERC has funded over 2,500 frontier research projects throughout Europe and has become a "benchmark" of the competitiveness of national innovation systems as it complements existing funding schemes at national and European levels. The ERC, which is the newest, pioneering component of the EU's Seventh Research Framework Programme, has a total budget of €7.5 billion from 2007 to 2013. It is led by the ERC Scientific Council, composed of 22 top scientists and scholars. The ERC President is Prof. Helga Nowotny. The Scientific Council's representative in Brussels is the Secretary General, Prof Donald Dingwell. The ERC Executive Agency implements the "Ideas" Specific Programme and is lead by Director (ad int.) Pablo Amor.
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.
Established in 1993 as a response to concerns over global deforestation, FSC is a pioneer forum where the global consensus on responsible forest management convenes and through democratic process effects solutions to the pressures facing the world’s forests and forest-dependent communities.
Within this forum, voices from the Global North and South, from organizations big and small, assemble to define environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management and identify the tools and resources that will effect positive, lasting change.
As a multi-stakeholder organization, FSC applies the directive of its membership to develop forest management and chain of custody standards, deliver trademark assurance and provide accreditation services to a global network of committed businesses, organizations and communities.
FSC certification provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value.
The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) is the independent scientific advisory body for the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The Panel comprises seven expert advisors in the domains of importance to the GEF program, such as climate change mitigation and the conservation of biodiversity. Together with a professional Secretariat , the Panel is responsible for connecting the GEF partnership to the most up to date, authoritative, and globally representative science.
We're world leaders in communicating science for sustainable development in natural resources and related fields. Our company provides a full range of communication services, from concept to final product, on the web or in print. We also provide strategic advice and support, enabling our clients to communicate more effectively and efficiently.
With our support, our clients make major contributions to international debate and policy on the leading environment and development issues facing the world today: climate change, disaster risk reduction, water resources, biodiversity, biotechnology, agriculture, forestry, livestock, hunger and poverty. Among our 50 clients worldwide we are proud to name the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, for whom we have edited and produced the Rio+20 Policy Briefs series commissioned by the Planet under Pressure Conference. Download the briefs from this web page.
Meet our team and find out more about how we can support your work at www.greenink.co.uk. Alternatively, visit our stand in the conference exhibition hall.
The International Council for Science (ICSU) is a non-governmental organisation representing the international science community. ICSU’s mission is to strengthen international science for the benefit of society. With a global membership of national scientific bodies and international scientific unions, ICSU is uniquely placed due to its global coverage and interdisciplinary breadth.
ICSU is a sponsor of the four main Global Environmental Change Programmes, and is working with them to develop a major new interdisciplinary initiative “Future Earth – research for global sustainability”. This initiative will be presented at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 (Rio+20), where ICSU has a formal role in representing the Scientific and Technological community.
The Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University is the focal point for sustainability at the university and an engine of change for higher education and the world. The institute advances transdisciplinary research, education and outreach, connecting community and global partners to help lead society to a sustainable and desirable future. It is also home to the Solutions Journal, a hybrid academic-popular publication that tackles the mounting economic, environmental and social challenges of our time.
The James Hutton Institute was formed in 2011 by the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute in Aberdeen and SCRI, the Scottish Crop Research Institute based in Invergowrie near Dundee. The Institute encompasses a distinctive range of integrated, world-class strengths in land, crop, water, environmental and socio-economic science. It undertakes a wide range of research for customers including the Scottish and UK Governments, the EU and other organisations worldwide. The institute has a staff of nearly 600 and 125 PhD students.
The Institute organises its research through seven principal themes: Safeguarding Natural Capital, Enhancing Crop Productivity and Utilisation, Delivering Sustainable Production Systems, Controlling Weeds, Pests and Diseases, Managing Catchments and Coasts, Realising Land’s Potential and Nurturing Vibrant and Low Carbon Communities.
The James Hutton Institute operates commercial subsidiaries. Macaulay Scientific Consulting (MSC) Ltd is a leading environmental consultancy centre offering unparalleled experience in soil and water consultancy, and land evaluation.
Mylnefield Research Services (MRS) Ltd undertakes contract research, especially plant breeding, licenses plant varieties internationally and delivers analytical services.
The Institute takes its name from the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment scientist, James Hutton, who is widely regarded as the founder of modern geology and who was also an experimental farmer and agronomist.
Human numbers, which have doubled in the last fifty years, are projected by the UN to rise by at least a further forty per cent by 2085. While there is no one solution to the global sustainable challenge, all solutions will be more effective if we can reduce and then reverse population growth. Population concern groups promote policies leading to lower birth rates in all countries: women’s empowerment and education, social development, environmental awareness and universal access to reproductive health. Such groups include the Population Institute of Canada, the US based Population Institute and Population Media Center, the UK based Population Matters, and Sustainable Population Australia.
Since its founding in 1848, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and its members have worked together to advance science and serve society. As part of these efforts, AAAS publishes Science, a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, featuring scientific research articles and reports and providing commentaries on recent news and events from around the world.
Beyond Science, AAAS offers programs focused on science policy, international cooperation, science education, advancing human rights, diversity, and career development for scientists.
Springer is a leading global scientific publisher, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services, including more than 2,000 journals and more than 7,000 new book titles annually in the STM and B2B sector. Additionally we are the largest Open Access (OA) publisher globally, with more than 250 OA journals. Springer operates through 55 publishing houses in about 20 countries in Europe, Asia and the USA. With more than 50,000 eBooks available on our online platform, SpringerLink, Springer is the largest eBook publisher globally and emphasizes SpringerLink’s dominance in offering the world's most comprehensive online collection of science, technology and medicine (STM) journals, books and reference works.
Covering all aspects of environmental sciences, Springer offers one of the leading and most comprehensive journal and book portfolios to scientific and professional communities around the world. From basic research through to use in teaching and policy-making, we offer a full range of state-of-the-art information, covering all fields and topics from a range of disciplinary perspectives and approaches.
Today’s world is experiencing rapid social, technological and environmental change, yet poverty and inequality are growing. Linking environmental sustainability with poverty reduction and social justice, and making science and technology work for the poor, have become central challenges of our times. The STEPS Centre (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) is an interdisciplinary global research and policy engagement hub that unites development studies with science and technology studies. We are developing a new approach to understanding and action on sustainability and development in an era of unprecedented dynamic change. Our pathways approach aims to link new theory with practical solutions that create better livelihoods, health and social justice for poor and marginalised people. The STEPS Centre is based at the Institute of Development Studies and SPRU Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Sussex, with partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are funded by the ESRC, the UK’s largest funding agency for research and training relating to social and economic issues.
SSEESS strives to enhance Swedish involvement in international trans-disciplinary research efforts within Global Environmental Change (GEC), with a particular focus on research programs supported by ICSU. SSEESS also constitutes a science based and independent source of GEC information for Swedish policymakers. SSEESS facilitates collaboration and information exchange among researchers, institutions, programs and across disciplines. SSEESS represents the Swedish National Global Environmental Change Committee.
SSEESS is a partnership between the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS), the Swedish Research Council Formas, the Swedish Research Council, VINNOVA and Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Sida.
For more information and discussion on potential collaboration opportunities, please visit our stand.
Taylor & Francis is dedicated to the dissemination of scholarly information, utilising skills and expertise honed since we first began publishing in 1798.
Today, the Taylor & Francis Group publish more than 1,600 journals in association with over 460 societies and institutions. Each year we publish around 1,800 new books, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles. In 2011 we welcomed Earthscan, the world’s leading publisher on sustainability and environmental technologies, to our portfolio, representing our dedication to this maturing field.
Our publishing team is truly international. With a network of 20 global offices – including Philadelphia, Oxford, Melbourne, Beijing, New Delhi, Stockholm, Johannesburg and Singapore – we provide local support around the globe.
Within our Earth Sciences portfolio we have the privilege of publishing the work and research of many of the world’s leading academics in the field, and we enjoy strong relationships with a great number of learned societies on whose behalf we publish, including the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Geological Society of Australia, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, Society, International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, to name but a few.
Visit our stand to learn more about our titles, purchase books, and request free sample copies of any journal on display.
The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic arm of the United Nations. It bridges the academic world and the United Nations system. Its goal is to develop sustainable solutions for pressing global problems. Through a problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approach it aims at teaching, applied research and education on a global scale. UNU was founded in 1973 by the United Nations General Assembly. The University comprises headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, and more than a dozen Institutes and Programmes worldwide.
The UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) is located in Bonn, Germany. UNU-EHS addresses risk and vulnerability aspects of human security and the consequences of complex environmental hazards for sustainable development. The work of UNU-EHS helps to improve the in-depth understanding of the cause - effect relationships to find ways to reduce risks and vulnerabilities.
The Institute aims at scientific excellence in two broad thematic areas: Vulnerability assessment, resilience analysis, risk management and adaptation strategies within linked human-environment systems; and internal displacement and transboundary migration due to environmental push-factors.
Research projects of UNU-EHS focus on flood plains, deltas and coastal zones, with emphasis on urban agglomerations. The Institute supports policymakers and decision makers with evidence-based research and information.
The United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP), a flagship programme of UN-Water, hosted by UNESCO, combines the work of 28 UN-Water members and partners in the triennial World Water Development Report (WWDR).
This key UN Water report is a triennial review providing an authoritative picture of the state, use and management of the world’s freshwater resources. The 4th edition of this comprehensive report will be launched on the first day of the 6th World Water Forum that will take place in Marseille on March 2012.
In addition to coordinating this key UN-Water publication, WWAP monitors freshwater issues in order to provide recommendations, develop case studies, enhance assessment capacity at a national level and inform the decision-making process.
WWAP seeks to equip water managers and key decision-makers with the information, data, tools and skills necessary to enable them to effectively participate in the development of policies.
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The University of Reading’s Walker Institute for Climate System Research aims to improve understanding of future climate and its impacts, for the benefit of society. We are working with business, governments and research organisations across the world to provide advice on the risks and opportunities from climate change over the coming seasons and decades.
The Institute brings together the unique breadth and depth of climate research that takes place at Reading. Within the Institute, experts in weather and climate, water resources, built environment, agriculture and biodiversity work together to provide a unique integrated approach to understanding our climate. We are UK leaders in the development of new climate models which are giving us more detailed information about regional climate change and the risks from extreme events, like storms and flooding.
As well as innovative research, training in climate change and its impacts is also a priority – for students, researchers and businesses alike.
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is an international organisation which has been working to promote animal welfare for more than 25 years. Working on the ground with communities, owners and local partners, WSPA is active in over 50 countries. It has consultative status at the Council of Europe and the United Nations and collaborates with national governments, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organisation for Animal Health.
From our research and work in the field we know that the benefits of humane, sustainable livestock production are core to advancing the Rio+20 discussions on the future of food and farming. The rearing and use of animals has a major impact on the environment, society and the global economy; ensuring their welfare is an effective tool to help achieve a green economy in the context of poverty eradication and sustainable development. WSPA is working with partners to ensure that humane sustainable food production is an outcome of Rio+20.
WWF is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation. We’re creating solutions to the most important environmental challenges facing the planet so people and nature can thrive. This involves working with businesses, communities and governments in over 100 countries. Together, we’re safeguarding the natural world, tackling climate change and enabling people to use natural resources sustainably.
The Rio 2012 conference is important for WWF as a key focus for debate about moving to a greener world economy, with governance structures adequate to cope with global pressures. We are taking action to support the world scientific community in its work to alert governments to the scale and pace of the challenges of a planet under pressure.
A prize for the best poster each day of the conference has been provided by NASA.