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Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship in Journalism, Media and Globalisation, 2014/16- Deadline for application January 10th, 2014.

Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship in Journalism, Media and Globalisation, 2014/16- Deadline for application January 10th, 2014. | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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"The Mundus Journalism Consortium is offering a limited number of masters scholarship for both EU and non-EU students. Students who have granted a Mundus scholarship will have to study module 5 and 6 in the spring semester at one of international partner universities: University of California at Berkeley in USA; University of Technology Sydney in Australia; Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. English language proficiency is required. Category A scholarships are expected to be worth € 48,000 for the 2014-2016 programme. Category B scholarships are expected to be worth €23,000 for the 2014-2016 programme. Application deadline is 10 January 2014.

 

Eligibility: -Category A scholarships can be awarded to students from countries other than the 28 EU member states (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, the UK, Sweden, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain) and the EEA-EFTA states (Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland). Furthermore, you must comply with the 12 months rule: you are not a resident nor have carried out your main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in the above mentioned countries.
-The five-year reference period for this rule is calculated backwards as from the application submission deadline.
-Additional Category A scholarships are expected to be available within the Windows Scheme for a limited number of students from: Western Balkans and Turkey (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo) ENPI South (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Occupied Palestinian Territory) ENPI East (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) Erasmus Mundus Category B scholarships for European (EU/EEA) students and others.
-Category B scholarships can be awarded to any student who does not fulfill the criteria for a category A scholarship. The Category B scholarships are connected to the ‘Study Abroad’ programme at our non-European partners (Please find further details in the application form).
- Students fulfilling the eligibility criteria for both Category A and B (e.g. students with a double nationality) must select the Category of their choice. As a result, they are entitled to apply only to one of the two categories of scholarship at a time;
-Students must have obtained a first higher education degree before the course start of the Mundus Journalism; Individuals who have already benefited from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a Master’s programme are not eligible for a second scholarship for another Erasmus Mundus Master’s programme.
-Students benefiting from an Erasmus Mundus scholarship cannot benefit from another Community grant while pursuing their Erasmus Mundus Master’s studies....

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http://mundusjournalism.com/admissions
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UN-Water: World Water Development Report 2014 - Water and Energy

UN-Water: World Water Development Report 2014 - Water and Energy | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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Water and energy are closely interconnected and highly interdependent. Choices made and actions taken in one domain can greatly affect the other, positively or negatively. Trade-offs need to be managed to limit negative impacts and foster opportunities for synergy. Water and energy have crucial impacts on poverty alleviation both directly, as a number of the Millennium Development Goals depend on major improvements in access to water, sanitation, power and energy sources, and indirectly, as water and energy can be binding constraints on economic growth – the ultimate hope for widespread poverty reduction.

The Report provides a comprehensive overview of major and emerging trends from around the world, with examples of how some of the trend-related challenges have been addressed, their implications for policy-makers, and further actions that can be taken by stakeholders and the international community.

The WWDR 2014 on Water and Energy is the first that follows the new “formula” agreed by UN-Water in 2012. Indeed, the WWDR is now an annual and thematic report with a focus on different strategic water issues each year. It is shorter - in the order of 100 pages - with a standardized structure and data and case studies annexes related to the theme.

Starting in 2014, the theme of the World Water Development Report and that of World Water Day will be harmonized in order to provide a deeper focus and in-depth analysis of a specific water-related issue every year.

Download volume 1: Water and Energy http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002257/225741E.pdf

Download volume 2: Facing the Challenges  http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0022/002257/225741E.pdf#page=153

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CALL for Application | OFID Scholarship Award for Developing Countries students 2015-16 | Deadline is May 8th, 2015

CALL for Application | OFID Scholarship Award for Developing Countries students 2015-16 | Deadline is May 8th, 2015 | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
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OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is pleased to announce that qualified applicants who have obtained or are on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree and who wish to study for a Master’s degree are welcome to apply for the OFID Scholarship 2015/2016. 

 

OFID scholarships will be awarded to four students or candidates for master’s degree studies. Applicants must be from a developing country (except OFID Member Countries),  and he/she must first obtain admission to pursue a Master’s degree studies in a relevant field of development, from any recognized university/college in the world.

 

Through its scholarship scheme, OFID aims to help highly motivated, highly driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers – the cost of graduate studies. The winners of the OFID Scholarship Award will receive a scholarship of up to US$50,000. The funds will be spread over a maximum of two years, toward the completion of a Master’s degree, or its equivalent, at an accredited educational institution, starting in the autumn of the academic year 2015/2016.

 

How to apply : http://www.ofid.org/FOCUSAREAS/Beyondthescope/ScholarshipAward/ApplicationGuidlines.aspx

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UN DESA | DPAD | World Economic Situation and Prospects 2015

UN DESA | DPAD | World Economic Situation and Prospects 2015 | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it

The Development Policy and Analysis Division - or DPAD - is the main development research division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The Division's research aims to contribute to strengthening international cooperation for the economic and social development of all countries and to foster their effective integration into the world economy in the context of the UN Development Agenda.

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A major weakness in the macroeconomic picture remains the employment situation, as GDP growth continued to be subdued and below potential in many parts of the world, and unable to create a sufficient number of productive jobs. In the developed economies, unemployment figures remain elevated in several countries, especially in the euro area, while wage levels continue to be affected by the financial crisis. In developing economies, despite slower employment growth, the unemployment rates have remained relatively stable since 2013, partly owing to lower labour force growth, although informality and vulnerable employment are still highly prevalent.

The full report will be available in January 2015 
ISBN: 978-92-1-109170-0

Press ReleaseChapter 1: Global economic outlookInfographic

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/policy/wesp/wesp_archive/2015wesp_chap1.pdf

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UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers' Fellowships Programme | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) | Application deadline 16 January 2015.

UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers' Fellowships Programme  | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) | Application deadline 16 January 2015. | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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Applications are invited for up to 20 available UNESCO Fellowships to undertake postgraduate research in one of the four areas of development of particular interest to UNESCO. Research must be carried out under the auspices of an academic supervisor in a host institution. Candidates must be no more than 40 years of age and must be persons of high intellectual promise who may be expected to make significant contributions to their country on return. Priority attention will be given to women candidatures, candidates from least developed countries (LDCs) and African researchers. Selected beneficiaries will be required to submit an interim and a final report describing the results of the research undertaken. The application deadline is 16 January 2015.Objective of the Programme

The UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi Research Fellowships Programme (UNESCO/Japan Young Researchers’ Fellowship Programme) funded under the Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the capacity-building of Human Resources will aim, in particular, to impact on capacity-building and research activities in the following areas:

 

Domains of research:
» Environment (with particular emphasis on Water Sciences, Water Issues, Climate Change, Engineering Capacity Building in the Developing World)
» Intercultural Dialogue
» Information and Communication Technologies
» Peaceful Conflicts Resolution

Eligibility:
•Algeria •Egypt •Iraq •Jordan •Lebanon •Mauritania* •Morocco •Palesltine •Sudan* •Syrian Arab Republic •Tunisia •Yemen •Albania •Bosnia and Herzegovina •Croatia •The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia •Montenegro •Serbia •Turkey .etc.Learn more http://www.unesco.org/new/en/fellowships/programmes/unescokeizo-obuchi-japan-young-researchers-fellowships-programme-unescokeizo-obuchi-research-fellowships-programme/
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MBA Scholarships for International Students in USA, 2015 | Full-time MBA - Entering Students - UC Berkeley-Haas

MBA Scholarships for International Students in USA, 2015 | Full-time MBA - Entering Students - UC Berkeley-Haas | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
Haas School of Business - Leading Through Innovation
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Haas School of Business at University of California is offering MBA scholarships  for both domestic and international students. Unless otherwise noted, the all scholarships are all two-year awards, one quarter of which is disbursed at the beginning of each semester. With the exception of the Consortium Fellowship, all Haas Scholarships are awarded after admission and the vast majority requires completion of our Haas Online Application to be considered.

Scholarship Application Due on 2/18/2015, 4/8/2015 and 5/21/2015.

Read more: http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/finaid/MBA/entering-students.html
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News from Committee on Sustainability Assessment COSA- December 2014

News from Committee on Sustainability Assessment COSA- December 2014 | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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Can a single entity really make a difference in agricultural sustainability where the challenges are both complex and far-reaching? Too many firms and agencies move from project to project without either sharing lessons or even successfully integrating the key information that leads to smarter choices and better outcomes. The result is an endless cycle of missed opportunities. 

The partnerships that comprise COSA are a timely example of a shifting trend. Our culture of collaboration bridges diverse points of view to ignite dialogue and cooperation to address such complex challenges. Balancing state-of-the-art scientific methods with business-like pragmatism in the measurement and interpretation of sustainability makes COSA a valued partner for other leading learning organizations such as the FAO, the InterAmerican Development Bank Multilateral Investment Fund, the World Cocoa Foundation, the Sustainable Food Lab, and ISEAL. Sharing clarity and scientific rigor across partners fosters a more dynamic collaborative approach – to achieve what we call ‘group genius’ – that delivers greater levels of insight and innovation than any one entity can achieve alone.

From the ”future of sustainability standards” to “the science of smallholder supply chains” and “the economics of Fair Trade”, the examples below demonstrate how our diverse collective efforts permit our partners to invest and operate more wisely.

Let’s work in smarter collective ways toward sustainability.

With warm regards,

Daniele Giovannucci
President, COSA


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Can organic crops compete with industrial agriculture? | Berkeley Food Institute December 2014

Can organic crops compete with industrial agriculture? | Berkeley Food Institute December 2014 | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
An analysis of 115 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. Researchers also found that taking into account methods that optimize the productivity of organic agriculture could minimize the yield gap between organic and conventional farming.
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"A systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. The study, conducted by UC Berkeley researchers, also found that certain practices could further shrink the productivity gap between organic crops and conventional farming."

 

“In terms of comparing productivity among the two techniques, this paper sets the record straight on the comparison between organic and conventional agriculture,” said the study’s senior author, Claire Kremen, professor of environmental science, policy and management and co-director of the Berkeley Food Institute. “With global food needs predicted to greatly increase in the next 50 years, it’s critical to look more closely at organic farming, because aside from the environmental impacts of industrial agriculture, the ability of synthetic fertilizers to increase crop yields has been declining.”

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World Bank 2015 Internship programme | Application deadline January 31st, 2015

World Bank 2015 Internship programme | Application deadline January 31st, 2015 | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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Applications are invited for the World Bank Internship programme which provides graduate students practical experience in global development. This Internship typically seeks candidates in the following fields: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, and population), social science (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, private sector development as well as other related fields. This is a paid internship. The only variation in salary among interns is that U.S. nationals are paid a gross salary for tax reasons and foreign nationals are paid a net salary. Interns are responsible for their housing and subsistence from their salaries. Internship application deadline is January 31 2015

Summer Internship (June-September)

The application period for the Summer Internship is December 1 - January 31 each year.

Winter Internship (December-March)

The application period for the Winter Internship is September 1 - October 31 each year. All applications MUST be submitted on-line. Applications submitted after the deadline are not considered

 

How to Apply: The mode of application is online: http://lnweb28.worldbank.org/hrs/careers.nsf/submitcv?openform&Emp=BIP&JobNum=&CVUNID=

 
Read more: http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTJOBSNEW/0,,contentMDK:23124040~menuPK:8453546~pagePK:8453902~piPK:8453359~theSitePK:8453353,00.html
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Rotary Peace Fellowships for International Students, 2016-2017

Rotary Peace Fellowships for International Students, 2016-2017 | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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Rotary Peace Fellowships for International Students, 2016-2017

Study Subject(s):Fellowships are awarded in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention.

 

Each year, Rotary funds some of the world's most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at Rotary Peace Centers. Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution; many go on to careers in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.

 

Applications for the 2016-17 Rotary Peace Fellowship program are now being accepted. The deadline for applicants to submit applications to their district is 31 May 2015. Districts must submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July 2015.

 

Learn more: https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/get-involved/exchange-ideas/peace-fellowship-application

Apply now https://rotary.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8wFEUPua7IVwK6V
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MPA Program Announces Full Fellowship Opportunity—Apply Now – All prospective students who apply to the program by Jan. 15, 2015, State of the Planet

MPA Program Announces Full Fellowship Opportunity—Apply Now – All prospective students who apply to the program by Jan. 15, 2015, State of the Planet | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it

The Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy program now offers its first full-tuition grant, the Dean’s Environmental Science and Policy Fellowship. Apply by Nov. 1 for early admission.

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The Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy now offers the Dean’s Environmental Science and Policy Fellowship—the first full tuition grant made in the program’s 12-year history. All prospective students who apply to the program by Jan. 15, 2015, will be eligible for the Fellowship, valued at approximately $72,000.In addition to the tuition grant, the Dean’s Fellow will also receive an internship in the Program on Sustainability Policy and Management. The internship, which is worth $7,500, will provide the Dean’s Fellow valuable work experience in an innovative research program.The program also awards numerous Environmental Sustainability Fellowships of up to $20,000. Nearly half of all students in the program receive partial fellowships. All awards, including the Dean’s Fellowship, are based on academic merit and financial need. The early decision deadline is Nov. 1; the application deadline for fellowship consideration is Jan. 15, 2015. Visit our website to learn more about the application process. Applicants must complete the online application form (select Summer 2015) and supply the following documents to be considered for admission:Personal statementProfessional resumeAcademic resumeThree letters of recommendationTranscripts from undergraduate institutions (unofficial copies can be used for admissions)GRE or GMAT scoresStudents who received their bachelor’s degree in a country where English is not the primary language of instruction must submit TOEFL scores.This 12-month program—jointly developed by Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and The Earth Institute—trains sophisticated managers and policymakers to apply innovative, interdisciplinary and sustainable solutions to environmental issues. Our integrated approach reflects the system-level thinking that is needed to understand ecological interactions and maintain the health of Earth’s interconnected systems.Graduates are working in diverse organizations domestically and globally as consultants, environmental protection and restoration specialists, project managers, policy analysts, directors of environmental services, environmental and public health advisors, teachers, researchers, and environmental biologists and engineers.For more information about the program, visit our website at http://mpaenvironment.ei.columbia.edu or contact Sarah Tweedie, assistant director, at st2745@columbia.edu or 212-854-3142.

Learn more: http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2014/10/17/mpa-program-announces-full-fellowship-opportunity-apply-now/

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Call for expression of interest still open. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. | Landportal

Call for expression of interest still open. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. | Landportal | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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Call for expression of interest still open...Women are particularly encouraged to apply!

 

The Land Portal is recruiting new Board members of the recently established Land PortalFoundation and is looking for female candidates.

 

Interested parties should submit a brief proposal that addresses the points mentioned above, supplemented by a short biography (150 words) and a complete and updated CV.Proposals should be sent to Land Portal Coordinator, Laura Meggiolaro:laura.meggiolaro@landportal.info with copy to Leon Verstappen atl.c.a.verstappen@rug.nl and Francisco Sarmento at fbendrau@hotmail.com by November 30th 2014.

 

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A ray of hope on climate change (breaking news from China) « The Berkeley Blog

A ray of hope on climate change (breaking news from China) « The Berkeley Blog | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a major deal on climate change this morning. As summarized by the Washington Post:China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, pledged in the far-reaching agreement to cap its rapidly growing carbon emissions by 2030, or earlier if possible. It also set a daunting goal of increasing the share of non-fossil fuels to 20 percent of the country’s energy mix by 2030.Obama announced a target to cut U.S. emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, the first time the president has set a goal beyond the existing 17 percent target by 2020.Because the two countries account for nearly half of current CO2 emissions, this agreement could be a game-changer for global negotiations.  It also provides additional support for efforts by other actors — ranging from California to the European Union — by providing greater assurance that their efforts will not be undercut by increased emissions elsewhere.The targets are lower than climate scientists would like, but still require very major reductions. The U.S. will have to double its pace of carbon emissions.  As Secretary of State Kerry points out in the NY Times, the Chinese “will need to deploy an additional 800 to 1,000 gigawatts of nuclear, wind, solar and other renewable generation capacity by 2030 – an enormous amount, about the same as all the coal-fired power plants in China today, and nearly as much as the total electricity generation capacity of the United States.” Some experts argue that China could do even more, and perhaps the current agreement will be a stepping stone toward more serious reductions on both sides.Regardless, this deal is very good news. It’s the biggest sign of real progress that we’ve seen since the Copenhagen climate summit shortly after Obama took office.Addendum:    Read this for more details on the agreementhttp://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/11/in-joint-steps-on-emissions-china-and-u-s-set-aside-you-first-approach-on-global-warming/?mabReward=RI%3A5∾tion=click&contentCollection=Technology®ion=Footer&module=Recommendation&src=recg&pgtype=Blogs&_r=0
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Terra Madre Keynote Speech – Food Sovereignty and Food Movements: Time for Transformation : Food First

Terra Madre Keynote Speech – Food Sovereignty and Food Movements: Time for Transformation : Food First | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it

The following is the Keynote speech delivered by Eric Holt-Giménez at the Terra Madre conference in Turin, Italy, on October 26, 2014. This year’s Terra Madre/Salone del Gusto is being held during the United Nation’s “Year of Family Farming.

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Terra Madre Keynote Speech – Food Sovereignty and Food Movements: Time for Transformation

 

Eric Holt-Giménez | 11.05.2014The following is the Keynote speech delivered by Eric Holt-Giménez at the Terra Madre conference in Turin, Italy, on October 26, 2014.This year’s Terra Madre/Salone del Gusto is being held during the United Nation’s “Year of Family Farming.” This is a wonderful way to celebrate good, clean, fair food produced by family farmers, peasant farmers, smallholders, fishers and pastoralists from around the world.This event is more than a celebration of food and family farmers. It’s a celebration of the millennial culture of peasant and smallholder farming and of their importance—not just in the world’s food systems—but in our societies, our economies, our politics and, we hope, in our shared future.We are here to celebrate all the incredible things that smallholder, family farmers do: They,Produce 70% of the world’s food on 25% of the agricultural land;Still maintain the largest in situ reservoir of GMO-free agrobiodiversity on the planet;Are the practical knowledge base for agroecology—the people’s science of sustainable agriculture;Provide the food for an infinitely diverse, nutritious and delicious cuisine;Provide livelihoods for nearly a third of humanity;Help cool the planet by capturing carbon in naturally-fertilized soils;and they do many other things both material and intangible that are too vast and diverse to list.But we should also celebrate what small, sustainable producers don’t do: They,Don’t make record profits while people go hungry (I’ve never seen a farmer let anyone go hungry);Don’t spread superweeds and resistant pest populations by using GMOs (though their farms do get contaminated by GMOs and they get sued by Monsanto);Don’t contribute 20% of the planet’s GHG or use up 80% of its fresh water;Don’t invent or traffic in deadly agricultural poisons (though farmers and farm workers are systematically poisoned by pesticides and herbicides);Don’t produce antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria (though, like you and I, they are vulnerable to resistant bacterial infections);Don’t speculate with our food in global financial markets (though they suffer both when prices rise and when they drop);Don’t speculate with land in global financial markets, either (though they are the largest private investors in agriculture in the global economy);Don’t grab large tracts of land from others (though they have been massively displaced by the 86 million hectares of land grabbed in last 7 years by corporations and sovereign wealth funds—that’s an area five times the size of Italy).No, peasant and smallholder farmers don’t do any of those things (but I suspect you can guess who does).Ever since the food crises of 2008 and 2011 that sent over a billion people into the ranks of the hungry—even at a time of record global harvests and record corporate profits—and ever since the global financial crash—suddenly, peasant and family farmers have captured the interest of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, USAID, Bill Gates, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, John Deere, Cargill, ADM, Bunge, Monsanto, Syngenta, WalMart, Tesco, Carrefour and other agrifoods giants. Even Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street financiers are paying special attention to family farmers—or at least to their land.

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IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change | IPCC PhD Scholarship Programme for Developing Countries’ Students, 2015

IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change |  IPCC PhD Scholarship Programme for Developing Countries’ Students, 2015 | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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To apply, please register via the application portal here .  http://www.ipcc.ch/apps/scholarship/applicant/

You will need to complete and upload an application form,  http://www.ipcc.ch/ipcc-scholarship-programme/form/2015/SCH_AWARD_APP_FORM.doc ;

your research proposal, a provisional budget http://www.ipcc.ch/ipcc-scholarship-programme/form/2015/Provisional_budget.xls

and proof of an admissions offer for PhD studies. The forms are available via the portal, once you have registered.
 
Please note the deadline for submission is 15 February 2015 at midnight CET.

The call for applications opens on 9 January 2015. The deadline for submission via the online portal  http://www.ipcc.ch/apps/scholarship/applicant/ is 15 February 2015 at midnight CET. Candidates selected for awards will be notified by September 2015 and the results will be made public in October 2015. The IPCC Scholarship Programme will offer scholarships worth a maximum of Euros 15,000 each per year for up to two years during the period 2015-17 to selected students.

Candidates must be a citizen of a developing country and be no more than 30 years of age at the time of application. Candidates must have an admissions offer for PhD studies or be currently studying at PhD level at a university of their choice. Research proposals accepted for the third round of awards will fall under the following themes of study:

Climate and waterClimate and the oceansUnderlying science of climate changeSocio-economic modelling related to climate change  

Objectives

The aim of the IPCC Scholarship Programme is to build capacity in the understanding and management of climate change in developing countries by providing opportunities for young scientists from developing countries to undertake doctoral studies.    Applications submitted by students from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are given priority.

To obtain more information, please email  ipcc-sp@wmo.int

Amy SMITH
Programme Coordinator
Tel.: +41(22) 730 8208
IPCC-SP@wmo.int

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International Climate Protection Fellowship | Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation | Application deadline March 15th, 2015

International Climate Protection Fellowship | Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation | Application deadline March 15th, 2015 | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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International Climate Protection Fellowships

For young climate experts from developing countries interested in conducting a project in Germany and developing long-term collaborations

The fellowship allows future leaders to spend a year in Germany working on a research-based project of their own choice in the field of climate protection and climate-related resource conservation. Fellows are free to choose their own hosts. Submit an application if you come from a non-European transition or developing country (see list of countries) and are active in any of the following areas: scientific, engineering-based, legal, economic, health-related or social aspects of climate change.

During a three-week introductory phase, you will have the opportunity to make contact with other climate protection fellows and visit companies, research institutions and cultural events in Germany. An intensive German-language course before you begin the fellowship will smooth your way into everyday life in Germany whilst a continuing education event lasting several days in the course of the fellowship will enable you to acquire not only practical knowledge of climate protection but also expertise in management.

20 fellowships can be granted annually.

Learn more: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/icf.html

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Multimedia library | Images, videos, slides and infographics on agricultural biodiversity

Multimedia library | Images, videos, slides and infographics on agricultural biodiversity | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
Bioversity International images, slides, videos and infographics on agricultural biodiversity
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View a selection of videos about how agricultural and tree biodiversity is benefitting smallholder farmers and rural communities living in poverty around the world

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View a selection of videos about how agricultural and tree biodiversity is benefitting smallholder farmers and rural communities living in poverty around the world

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Browse infographics based on our research portfolio

 

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UNDP Massive Open Online Course 2015 | Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate | Enroll for Free

UNDP Massive Open Online Course 2015 | Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate | Enroll for Free | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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UNDP Massive Open Online Course 2015 | Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate | Free Enroll

 

In 2014, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), through its Global Universities Partnership on Environment for Sustainability (GUPES), and Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS), Germany, will launch the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate. The MOOC is an outcome of the long-standing collaboration between UNEP and the Center for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD), a consortium of 11 universities from around the world that is coordinated by CUAS.

MOOC FeaturesFirst MOOC featuring ecosystem-based solutions for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptationCase studies from around the worldExpert Faculty and distinguished Visiting LecturersNo specific pre-requisites to take the MOOCOpen to all, no restrictionsParticipants will be linked to a global network of disaster management and climate change adaptation experts and policymakersIt is FREE of charge

Enrollement Page: https://iversity.org/en/courses/disasters-and-ecosystems-resilience-in-a-changing-climate
Learn more: http://www.themooc.net/

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PhD in Sustainability Science (2015) | United Nations University-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability

PhD in Sustainability Science (2015) | United Nations University-Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
The PhD programme in Sustainability Science aims to produce scholars who will become key researchers in the field of sustainability science.
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Applications are invited for UNU scholarships available for applicants from developing countries to undertake PhD program in Sustainability Science. A limited number of PhD scholarships (covering tuition fees and living costs) for a maximum of 36 months are awarded for outstanding applicants who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Applicants must have completed Master’s degree in disciplines related to sustainability studies and have a minimum of 2 years of practical field experience related to UNU-IAS research themes. The application deadline is 30 April 2015.


Read more: http://ias.unu.edu/en/admissions/degrees/phd-in-sustainability-science.html#overview

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TWAS Prizes for Developing Countries’ Scientists, 2015 | The World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries |

TWAS Prizes for Developing Countries’ Scientists, 2015 | The World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries | | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it

WORTWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy, working to advance science and engineering for sustainable prosperity in the developing world.

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TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy, working to advance science and engineering for sustainable prosperity in the developing world.

 

Each year the Academy awards eight prizes of USD 15,000 each to individual scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least 10 years.


Contact:

Inquiries and completed nomination forms should be addressed to:
TWAS Prizes
 ICTP Campus, Strada Costiera 11
 I-34151 Trieste, Italy
 Phone: +39 040 2240 387 387, +39 040 2240 662
 Fax: +39 040 2240 7387

Application doc(s):

A- twas_prizes_info.docx : http://twas.org/sites/default/files/prize/twas_prizes_info_0.docx

B- twas_2015prizes_nom_e.doc: http://twas.org/sites/default/files/prize/twas_2015prizes_nom_e.doc

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http://twas.org/opportunity/twas-2015-prizes

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Lima Climate Change Conference - December 2014 | UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Lima Climate Change Conference - December 2014 | UN Framework Convention on Climate Change | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol is taking place from 1 to 12 December. COP 20/CMP 10 is being hosted by the Government of Peru, in Lima, Peru.

 

Overview Schedule (112 kB) http://unfccc.int/files/meetings/lima_dec_2014/application/pdf/cop20cmp10_overview_schedule.pdf
(revised 11 December)

Status of credentials (303 kB) http://unfccc.int/files/meetings/lima_dec_2014/application/pdf/status_of_credentials_2014.pdf

 

Learn more: http://unfccc.int/meetings/lima_dec_2014/meeting/8141.php

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Rethink What You “Know” About High-Achieving Women

Rethink What You “Know” About High-Achieving Women | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
A survey of Harvard Business School graduates sheds new light on what happens to women—and men—after business school.
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Gender : what You "Know" About high-achieving Women  

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The Global Food Security Index | The path to food security begins by exploring the challenges, then developing solutions.

The Global Food Security Index | The path to food security begins by exploring the challenges, then developing solutions. | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
The Global Food Security Index considers the core issues of affordability, availability, and quality across a set of 105 countries. Learn more.
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The Global Food Security Index
The Global Food Security Index considers the core issues of affordabilty, availability, and quality across a set of 109 countries. The index is a dynamic quantitative and qualitative benchmarking model, constructed from 28 unique indicators, that measures these drivers of food security across both developing and developed countries.
This index is the first to examine food security comprehensively across the three internationally established dimensions. Moreover, the study looks beyond hunger to the underlying factors affecting food insecurity. To increase the ongoing relevance of the study, the index will employ a quarterly adjustment factor for food price fluctuations to examine the risk countries face throughout the course of the year.
Indexing three core issues in 109 countries ...

Learn more: http://foodsecurityindex.eiu.com/

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2nd DISCUSSION FORUM ON INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND LIFE-CYCLE MANAGEMENT

2nd DISCUSSION FORUM ON INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND LIFE-CYCLE MANAGEMENT | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
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2nd DISCUSSION FORUM ON INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND LIFE-CYCLE MANAGEMENT

 

Fórum de Discussão em Ecologia Industrial e Gestão de Ciclo de Vida

 

March 5-6 2015

 

Auditorium of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra (UC), Polo II Campus

 

This discussion forum aims to address current research in Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management. The forum, conducted in English language, brings together faculty, researchers and students to discuss the latest methodological developments and extended approaches in Life-Cycle Assessment. The forum is organized in several working sessions and includes two keynote lectures:

 

 

Professor Roland Clift, University of Surrey, UK

 

Professor Paulo Ferrão, University of Lisbon, Portugal

 

 

Discussion Forum - Flyer

 

Discussion Forum - Poster

 

 

 

Scope and Objectives

 

To address current research in Industrial Ecology and Life-Cycle Management. The forum brings together faculty, researchers and students, covering the following topics:

 

•  Bioenergy

 

•  Buildings

 

•  Eco-Design

 

•  Energy Systems

 

•  EPDs & PEFs

 

•  Food & Agriculture

 

•  Industrial Symbioses

 

•  Life-Cycle Assessment

 

•  Sustainable Mobility

 

•  Urban Metabolism

 

•  Waste Management

 

 

 

 

Submissions and Publication

 

Contributions must be submitted under the form of abstracts (300-400 words) and must be written in English. An optional short paper submission (3-5 pages) is also available. Short papers will be published in electronic format. Abstracts and short papers should be sent to cie@dem.uc.pt.

 

 

 

 

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Calls for Applications | IFS Individual Research Grants for Citizens of Developing Countries, 2015 | International Foundation for Science

Calls for Applications | IFS Individual Research Grants for Citizens of Developing Countries, 2015 | International Foundation for Science | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it
The International Foundation For Science is a not-for-profit organization giving research grants to young scientists in the developing world.
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | IFS Individual Research Grants
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:    31st December, 2014

This call is for early-career scientists in IFS eligible developing countries to apply for IFS Individual Research Grants and carry out research projects for a period of up to 3 years. An applicant must have at least an MSc/MA, be younger than 35 years of age (for men) or 40 years of age (for women) and must do the research project in an IFS eligible country.

Young researchers wishing to start or consolidate their independent research careers and who fulfil the IFS eligibility criteria are welcome to apply.

Study Subject(s): Proposals are sought under one of three research areas:

-Biological Resources in Terrestrial Systems: Including but not limited to: Biodiversity, Forestry, Natural Products, Renewable Energy and Climate Change.

-Water and Aquatic Resources: Including but not limited to: Water Resources Research; Research on all aspects of freshwater, brackish and marine aquatic organisms and their environments.

-Food Security, Dietary Diversity and Healthy Livelihoods: Including but not limited to: Research on Food Production; Animal Production and Veterinary Medicine; Crop Science including Underutilised Crops; Food Science and Nutrition, and Food Security issues.

 

More information:
    > Read or download the full call http://www.ifs.se/IFS/Documents/Calls/IFS_Call_for_Individual_Applications_Nov-Dec2014.pdf
    > Eligibility Criteria (including eligible countries list) http://www.ifs.se/ifs-programme/eligibility-criteria.html
    > Application Form (the form is in English, but may be filled out in either English or French) http://www.ifs.se/IFS/Documents/Application%20Forms/APPLICATION%20FORM%20-%201st%20IFS%20Individual%20Research%20Grant.doc

 

Anticipated announcement of results: July 31, 2015.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 31st December, 2014 (24.00 hrs GMT

Read more:  http://www.ifs.se/

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The U.S. and China Just Announced Important New Actions to Reduce Carbon Pollution

The U.S. and China Just Announced Important New Actions to Reduce Carbon Pollution | FTN Global & Overseas | Scoop.it

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping made history by jointly announcing the United States’ and China’s respective targets for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change in the post-2020 period.

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Last night, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping jointly announced crucial new actions to protect our climate. And because of American leadership, China is making critical new commitments.Building on the progress we've already made, the U.S. will set a new target of cutting our net greenhouse gas emissions 26% to 28% below 2005 levels by 2025. And President Xi announced new plans to increase the share of renewable energy and nuclear power that China uses to roughly 20% by 2030 -- up from only 8% in 2009 -- and, for the first time, set a target for when China will max out its carbon emissions.The U.S. and China together account for more than a third of global greenhouse gas emissions -- so together, we have an especially important role to play in fighting climate change.To put it plainly: This is a big deal. Find out more about the announcement, and share the news with someone who needs to know

Back in 2009 when President Obama took office, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions were projected to continue increasing indefinitely, at a rate of about 1.2% each year. But the President set an ambitious goal that November to cut emissions "in the range of 17% below 2005 levels" by 2020.We’re on track to achieve that goal. Since taking office, President Obama has:Put in place appliance efficiency standards that will save American consumers more than $450 billion on their utility bills through 2030Established standards that will increase fuel economy to the equivalent of 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks, nearly doubling the fuel efficiency of our vehicles and saving consumers $1.7 trillion at the pump over the lifetime of the programReleased the first-ever proposal for carbon pollution standards for both new and existing power plantsIncreased electricity generation from solar more than ten-fold, and tripled electricity production from wind powerInvested more than $80 billion in clean energy technologiesAnd the new emission reduction target that the President announced last night will roughly double the pace of our carbon pollution reduction -- from 1.2% per year from 2005 to 2020, to 2.3-2.8% from 2020 to 2025.This target keeps us on track to reduce our carbon pollution on the order of 80% by 2050, and means the U.S. is doing our part to keep global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius.Learn more about last night's announcements, and forward this message to make sure people know just how important this is.Thanks,JohnJohn PodestaCounselor to the PresidentThe White House@Podesta44

 

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