North America Nodal Office

Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO)

+1-517-432-7774

Michigan State University
218 Manly Miles Building
1405 S. Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
United States

Focus on:
a. Social-ecological (or coupled human and natural) systems
b. Water-Energy- Food Nexus
c. Co-design, co-implementation, co-production of knowledge
d. Africa (e.g., Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania)
e. Asia (e.g., Mongolia, China, Lower Mekong Countries, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan)
f. North America (e.g., the US Midwest)
g. South America (e.g., Brazil, Colombia)

People in This Office

 

Events

 

August

16

Monday, August 16, 2021 (All day) to Thursday, August 19, 2021 (All day)

Come to the Field School to learn the key design elements of a successful PM project, and how to use various PM techniques to represent complex problems and gain insight into the actions that can be taken to address them.

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August

25

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

The workshop will involve a discussion of ways to improve science-policy linkages including suggestions for research priorities for the global change science community interested in providing relevant information for on-going policy dialogs, and the challenges and opportunities for improving science-policy linkages with the goal of generating more relevant science and better policy outcomes.

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September

13

Monday, September 13, 2021 (All day) to Friday, September 17, 2021 (All day)

This conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners on land as a commons. We will cover traditional land commons topics such as pastoralism, governance of land, land degradation, land rights and conflicts as well as how to conceptualize and analyze the multi-scalar nature of commons such as biodiversity, agrobiodiversity, ecosystem services/nature’s contributions to people (NCP), among others. The week will be shared with a second virtual conference on forests, given the interconnection of the two topics.

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September

13

Monday, September 13, 2021 (All day) to Friday, September 17, 2021 (All day)

This conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners on forests as a commons. We will cover traditional dimensions of forest commons such as community managed forest systems as well as other forms of forest systems governance. Participants working on protected forests, forest ecosystem services, self-governance and polycentric forest governance are encouraged to contribute to the conference. The week will be shared with an additional virtual conference on land commons, given the interconnection of the two topics.

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Jobs

 

PhD opportunity within the International Forest Policy research team

University of Helsinki

Apply by:

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Interested in dissecting politics and power in highly contested (and telecoupled) forest and climate policy arenas? We are looking for a PhD candidate who will unpack REDD+ policy networks and related flows of finance and ideas in DRC and globally. Working/living experience in DRCongo and skills in SNA are a must! Deadline:

News

 
October 9, 2020

SSC Co-Chair Navin Ramankutty has been awarded the prestigious Wihuri International Prize in recognition of his long-standing work on sustainable global food systems.

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July 20, 2020

NASA's ARSET program makes remote sensing possible for audiences worldwide through free, online and in-person trainings on NASA satellites, sensors, and their applications. Over 40,000 individuals from over 170 countries have attended ARSET trainings since 2009, and GLP regularly features the events on our website. Learn more about the program's history and accomplishments during its tenth anniversary year.

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July 14, 2020

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (PWIAS) has launched a call for applications to fund new working groups to produce rapid publications in relation to COVID-19. Applications must take an innovative, unconventional approach to understanding and addressing the challenges posed by COVID-19 and society’s response to it. Deadline to apply is 31 July 2020.

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April 9, 2020

The Earth Leadership Program invites midcareer academic environmental scientists from North America (Canada, Mexico, and the United States) to apply for the 2021 Earth Leadership Fellowships. The program provides researchers with the skills, approaches, and theoretical frameworks for catalyzing change to address the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges. Deadline to apply is 29 May 2020.

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