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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.

MIREN - the Mountain Invasion Research Network - is looking for a variety of perspectives from global stakeholders on whether, and to what extent, they view alien invasive species as a problem in mountains, among other topics. If you work in or around mountains, share your views via their new survey here

The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) is holding a public consultation from 13 January to 13 March 2020 on the requirements for global essential climate observations needed by users of climate data and Essential Climate Variables

The annual Prix de Quervain is funded by the Swiss Committee on Polar and High Altitude Research SKPH and the Commission for the Research Station on Jungfrauchjoch SKJF.  The application deadline has been extended to 31 May 2020.

On behalf of the international journal GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, Masters students are invited to apply for the GAIA Masters Student Paper Award which recognises research for important societal transformations and transdisciplinary environmental and sustainability science.

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