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 latest issue of the World Meteorological Organisation’s official journal, the Bulletin, features a Climate & Water theme, underlying the importance of including water in climate policy discussions as part of the World Meteorological Day and World Water Day, celebrated together for the first time on 23 March. The Climate & Water theme is reflected in the slogan for the celebration "Count Every Drop, Every Drop Counts", and a dedicated site is available from the WMO website to access material such as fact sheets and posters for download.

While human-induced climate change is well-known, identifying individual factors based on human activity that contribute to climate change merits further research.

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.

The Higher Education Summit 2020 invites lecturers, researchers, experts in professional development, managers of a higher education institution, experts in quality assurance, students, and lifelong learners interested in transformative learning, quality assurance, and sustainable development to contribute and meet members of different communities involved in transformation and quality assurance in higher education.

The submission deadline is 6 April 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.

The International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) invites proposals for scientific sessions at the Busan IAMAS-IACS-IAPSO Joint Assembly 2021  (BACO-21).

The session submission deadline is 15 April 2020.

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