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International symposium and public lecture: Integrated Science for Sustainable Transitions

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The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and IGBP will jointly host a symposium on 29 April 2015 in connection with IGBP's 30th Scientific Committee meeting. The symposium will commemorate Dr. Mike Raupach, a longstanding member of the IGBP community who passed away earlier this year. 

IIASA has been a key partner and supporter of IGBP and many IIASA staff have held positions within the IGBP leadership and Scientific Committee. This year many of the activities undertaken by the IGBP will transition to the new global Future Earth initiative.


The final meeting of the IGBP Scientific Committee will be hosted at IIASA during 28-30 April 2015. To celebrate the success of the IGBP, IIASA and IGBP under the patronage of Mrs. Margit Fischer, First Lady of Austria, will jointly host a Scientific Symposium "Integrated Science for Sustainable Transitions" on Wednesday, 29 April 2015.


This will be followed by a Public Lecture, by Professor Will Steffen, a former Executive Director of IGBP and internationally acclaimed climate scientist. The lecture is entitled "Global Change and the Earth System: A Planet in Transition". For more information about the lecture and to register please visit: http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/about/events/150428-IGBP.html


The symposium and lecture will also commemorate Dr. Mike Raupach, a co-founder of the Global Carbon Project, and one of the world’s leading climate scientists and communicators, who sadly passed away on February 10 this year. The symposium will focus on the importance and role of integrated science approaches in the future global sustainability agenda.