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IPCC AR6 Call for Authors and Expert Reviewers

Contribution deadline: 23 October 2017

As an IPCC observer organisation, Future Earth is pleased to be able to share the Call for Lead Authors, Coordinating Lead Authors and Review Editors for the IPCC's 6th Assessment Report (AR6).  Nominations from experts from a range of scientific, technical and socio-economic views and backgrounds are invited.

As always, the IPCC strives to include a mix of authors from different regions and from developed and developing countries and a balance of men and women, as well as between those experienced with working on IPCC reports and those new to the process.  Author nominations for AR6 are particularly encouraged from non-academic experts and practitioners and experts from the Global South.  Furthermore, as this assessment report aims to be more integrative across the Working Groups, people with a proven ability to operate across two or three of IPCC's Working Group areas are especially encouraged to apply.  Finally, as AR6 (particularly Working Groups 2 and 3) will focus more on human-social aspects of climate change, experts in the social sciences should feel encouraged to apply.

Interested parties should examine the chapter outlines for Working Group I , Working Group II , and and Working Group III for AR6 and submit your nomination suggestion to Kaela Slavik (kaela.slavik, Science Officer - Synthesis and Foresight, Future Earth, by 23.59 CET 23 October 2017

Nominations include a short CV (PDF format, strictly less than 4 pages) together with a completed form (see Working Group I , Working Group II, or Working Group III for the relevant form). Future Earth will then formally submit the suitable and complete nominations to IPCC before their submission deadline on 27 October 2017.


Gender Roles in Water Scarcity–Induced Migration Webinar

Event date(s): 17 October 2017

The GEF recognizes gender equality as an important goal in the context of its projects. Based on this, IW:LEARN has included in its fourth cycle a gender sub-component “Promotion of Gender Mainstreaming in the GEF IW Portfolio”, with the scope of achieving increased recognition of gender issues and attention on gender equality throughout the GEF IW projects.

The Gender sub-component includes amongst others a set of six webinars that aims to provide GEF IW projects with the elements and tools for training project staff and client country experts on water and gender issues, and learn how to incorporate gender considerations into water policies in different project contexts.

Following the first (Gender Analysis and Mainstreaming) and second webinar (Collecting Sex-Disaggregated Water Data), the third webinar will take place on Tuesday 17 October with as topic ‘Gender Roles in Water Scarcity-induced Migration’. The webinar intends to explore the interdependencies among water scarcity, youth unemployment and migration. In particular, it will also address the different roles of women and men in the gendered migration process. The webinar will feature a panel of experts that will approach the topic from different perspectives:

  •     What is environmental migration?;
  •     The link between water & migration;
  •     The role of women and men in the migration process;
  •     Case studies.

Please register before 16 October by sending an e-mail to l.thuy providing your name, surname and affiliation. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to attend the webinar.

More information on the rationale and content of the Webinar series, the timeline, as well as relevant background material can be found on


Climate and Migration Coalition

Posted: 11 October 2017

The Climate and Migration Coalition exists to challenge the lack of long-term strategies to support and protect people at risk of displacement linked to environmental change. The goal is to ensure a people centered policy response at the national and international level by: (a) Building support for policies that allow people to strengthen their survival capacity through migration; (b) Ensuring adequate assistance and protection for people displaced internally and cross border as a consequence of slow and sudden onset disasters. It is a useful resource for public discussion on climate change migration related issues.

For more information, see


Learning for Sustainability (LfS) - new on-line resources for collaborative initiatives

Posted: 11 October 2017

The Learning for Sustainability (LfS) web portal provides annotated links to a wide range of on-line resources to support those working in collaborative and learning-based initiatives. The site highlights the wide range of social skills and processes that are needed to support constructive collaboration, and indicates how these skills and processes can be interwoven to achieve more integrated and effective outcomes. It has links to a number of new resources. These are structured within six key theme areas:

  • Social learning - systems thinking, networks, dialogue, knowledge management, reflective practice, capacity building, design thinking
  • Planning, monitoring and evaluation - theory of change, outcomes and logic models, complexity-aware approaches, indicators
  • Collaboration and engagement - stakeholder mapping, problem framing, risk communication, social license to operate
  • Supporting change - managing complexity, adaptation, governance, facilitation, behavior change, scenarios, strategic planning, social marketing
  • Social research - methods and tools - action research, ethics, inter- and trans-disciplinary, social science resource sites
  • Sustainable development - community resilience, global reports, Internet use, job and volunteering opportunities

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Call for papers: Workshop on the One-Belt-One-Road strategy and its implications for international migration and socio-ecological changes

Conference date(s): 10 October 2017 - 11 October 2017

The implementation of the One-Belt-One-Road (OBOR) strategy initiated by the Chinese government in 2013 and the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in 2015 to back the initiative have attracted enormous attention from academic scholars and the public arena. The OBOR strategy is indeed likely to generate an important impact in the regions along the land based Silk Road Economic Belt on the Eurasian continent and the ocean-going Maritime Silk Road linking Asia, Europe and Africa.  The OBOR initiative will enhance international and internal migration, contribute to changes in population growth and population compositions (by age, education, rural/urban residence, religion, nationality), as well as in the spatial distribution. It will in turn lead to changes in labor productivity, consumption patterns and lifestyles, and consequently generate opportunities and challenges to economic growth, social integration, resource use and environmental protection.

The Asian Population Association  scientific group  (APA SG) on “OBOR Strategy: Implications on Population Dynamics and Socio-ecological Impacts”  in collaboration with Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI) at Shanghai University and the Asian Meta Centre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis, will hold the first workshop.  The workshop will focus on the countries and regions along the OBOR and the themes include, but are not limited to the following:

• Estimation and projection of international migration along OBOR at regional, national, and subnational levels
• Investigating and modeling the socio-demographic profiles of international migrants
• Effects of international migration on population dynamics and spatial distribution in the origin and destination
• Economic, social, demographic, and environmental drivers of international migration
• Social and economic integration of international migrants and the impacts of increased migration on countries of origin and destination
• Effects of international migration on national and regional economic growth, technological development, and environmental/climate change

Please send your extended abstract (2-4 pages containing research questions/hypotheses, data sources, methods, and key findings) or full paper (5,000 to 6,000 words) to Yu Zhang Please also include a short biography of a maximum of 100 words. The deadline for submission is 15 May 2017. For more information, see

Location: Shanghai University, China