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The open access journal Frontiers features a new compilation of over 10 articles submitted to the Research Topic ‘Connecting Mountain Hydroclimate Through the American Cordilleras,’ co-edited by MRI Science Leadership Council member Bryan Mark, alongside co-editors Alfonso Fernandez (University of Concepción, Chile) and Michel Baraer (École de technologie supérieure, Canada).

In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, announcements were issued in April 2020 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the Sixth Assessment (AR6) reporting timelines for Working Groups (WGs) I and II, as well as new experiences with a virtual format for the WG III Third Lead Authors meeting.

The 2015 Belmont Forum call on Mountains as Sentinels of Change was aimed at fostering research on climate, environmental and related societal change in mountain regions by facilitating research with respect to drivers of change, ecosystems and biodiversity, water, hazards, vulnerability, risks, adaptation and resilience.  The awarded projects are coming close to their final stages.  

On the heels of the success of last year's '10 New Insights in Climate Science,' Future Earth once again invites expert input worldwide on which key findings should be included in this year's report via this survey before 8 May 2020

As we now ramp up activities for the start of the second quarter of 2020, we also take stock of the various activities that are currently ongoing and that are of particular importance for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment cycle (AR6), in particular the assessment and reporting conducted by its three Working Groups: 1) Working Group (WG) I - The Physical Sciences Basis; 2) WGII - Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation; and 3) WGIII - Mitigation of Climate Change.

The series of ‘Transformations Talks’ aim to explore innovative work in research and science communication that has the potential to contribute to transformations to sustainability. They are hosted by the ISC Secretariat for the Transformations to Sustainability programme.

The PHUSICOS project is organizing a 10-day-long, hands-on summer school focused on Nature Based Solutions in mountain areas, 5 – 15 September 2020. The training program will consist of three days at their demonstrator case in the Pyrenean and 7 days at their concept case in the Bavarian Alps.

Deadline to apply is 31 May 2020.

This course provides concepts and tools for implementing Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices, taking into account ecosystem and landscape-based approaches, which promote sustainable development and resilience to processes of environmental change. The course language is Spanish. The deadline to register is 25 March 2020.

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