GEOGRAPHIES FOR PEACE / GEOGRAFÍAS PARA LA PAZ 2017 IGU-UGI Thematic Conference 23-25 April 2017 La Paz - Bolivia Call for papers: click here to download the list of session proposals PRESENTATION OF ABSTRACTS Abstracts, in Castilian or English, should be written on a blank page, which should only contain the following elements: Name Institutional [...]
Report about the OURSUS activities and debates in Beijing; and Plan for the near future. On 18 August OURSUS Chair Ton Dietz and OURSUS secretary Qiu Li participated in the jury of the poster competition of the iGEO Olympiad and selected the best posters out of 45 country posters highlighting one or more sustainable city [...]
The International Geographical Union (IGU) recently convened in Beijing for its 33rd International Geographical Congress. In accordance with IGU Statutes, we hold a General Assembly as part of Congress proceedings to elect, inter alia, the leadership of the organization. As a result of a ballot held at the Beijing General Assembly, Professor Yukio Himiyama, Hokkaido [...]
At the closing ceremony of the 33rd International Geographical Congress, Professor Carl Folke was awarded the IGU's most prestigious Planet and Humanity Medal. Previous recipients have included Al Gore and Nelson Mandela. Professor Carl Folke, of the University of Stockholm and the Beijer Institute, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, has made an outstanding contribution [...]
The 33rd IGU Congress opening ceremony, attended by some 5000 geographers from more than 100 countries got underway at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing. The event was introduced by a charming performance of folk music by students of the Beijing College of Music. This was followed by introductory speeches welcoming the world of [...]
The IGU Executive Committee (see photograph) is meeting in Tianjin, some 120k south-east of Beijing, in preparation for the upcoming International Geographical Congress which kicks off on 22nd August at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing (see: http://www.igc2016.org). The Congress, which will include a General Assembly during which a new IGU President and four IGU [...]
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IGU COMB Annual 2016 Conference 'Mediterranean sustainability between climate change and human mobility' Report. Maria Paradiso, Chair of the IGU Commission on the Mediterranean Basin (COMB) reports. 'The annual COMB conference 'Mediterranean sustainability between climate change and human mobility' has just taken place in Antalya Turkey 1-4 June 2016. It was a very successful Conference [...]