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Postponement of Istanbul Congress

2nd April 2020 Postponement of 34th IGC 2020 İstanbul Dear Colleagues Following the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and its current trajectory, it has become clear that it will not be possible to hold the 34th International Geographical Congress in İstanbul in August this year as originally planned. Today, the Local Organising Committee and the [...]

By |2020-04-02T12:59:56+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Meetings, News|Comments Off on Postponement of Istanbul Congress

Geographers in the fight against COVID-19

Geographers globally are harnessing their talents in the fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic. With one third of the world's population now in some form of lockdown, there are extraordinary efforts by geographers to understand the spatial and other characteristics of this deadly virus. A group of Chinese geographers, led by former IGU Vice-President Academician [...]

By |2020-04-01T06:08:27+00:00April 1st, 2020|Miscellaneous, News|Comments Off on Geographers in the fight against COVID-19

A systematic and collaborative approach is needed to contain COVID-19 globally

The outbreaks of novel coronaviruses (COVID-19) have become increasingly severe worldwide. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic. On March 18, 2020, cases of COVID-19 have now been recorded in about 160 countries/territories/areas, spread across six continents, and the number of confirmed cases outside of China has [...]

By |2020-03-19T11:18:59+00:00March 19th, 2020|News|Comments Off on A systematic and collaborative approach is needed to contain COVID-19 globally

La Nuit de la Géographie / The Night of Geography / La Noche de la Geografía

En 2017, el Comité Nacional Francés de Geografía inició la primera «Noche de Geografía» en París y en una docena de ciudades francesas. En 2018, las iniciativas, con el apoyo de EUGEO, alcanzan una escala europea. Los dos eventos tuvieron mucho éxito, con una gran diversidad de público y organizadores. La Noche de la Geografía [...]

By |2020-01-28T08:12:11+00:00January 28th, 2020|News|Comments Off on La Nuit de la Géographie / The Night of Geography / La Noche de la Geografía

New IGU peer-reviewed journal for Geographers

Geography and Sustainability’ (published by Elsevier) will be the official publication of the IGU commission on Geography for Future Earth. Academician and IGU Vice-President Prof. Bojie Fu is the editor-in-chief. For detailed format guidance, please visit http://igu-gfe.org/author-guidance-forgeography-and-sustainability/

By |2019-12-12T05:12:58+00:00December 12th, 2019|News|Comments Off on New IGU peer-reviewed journal for Geographers

Professor R. B Singh attended International Science Council Scientific Committee Meeting at Xiamen, China

Professor R. B Singh attended International Science Council Scientific Committee Meeting on Urban Health and Wellbeing-A System Analysis Approach at Xiamen, China during November 8-9, 2019. Apart from discussing collaboration between ISC SC and IGU Urban Commission, Professor Singh interacted intensively on International Science Council Action Plan and IGU-ISC cooperation with International Science Council Science [...]

By |2019-11-15T10:26:48+00:00November 13th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Professor R. B Singh attended International Science Council Scientific Committee Meeting at Xiamen, China

IGU Vice-President Bojie Fu to receive the EGU Alexander von Humboldt medal in 2020

IGU Vice-President Bojie FU will be awarded the 2020 Alexander von Humboldt medal at the European Geophysical Union General Assembly in May.  This medal, named after Alexander von Humboldt, is awarded to scientists who have performed research in developing regions for the benefit of people and society, through which they have achieved exceptional international standing [...]

By |2019-10-23T07:33:08+00:00October 23rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on IGU Vice-President Bojie Fu to receive the EGU Alexander von Humboldt medal in 2020

Nominations sought prestigious IGU Awards 2020

The International Geographical Union has two prestigious awards, viz. the Planet and Humanity Medal, and the Lauréat d’honneur.  The IGU Planet and Humanity Medal was created to honour individuals (not necessarily geographers) who have made outstanding contributions to environmental issues. The prize named the IGU Lauréat d’honneur was established to recognize individuals who have achieved particular distinction [...]

By |2019-10-22T15:42:44+00:00October 22nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Nominations sought prestigious IGU Awards 2020

ENANPEGE: Brazilian Geographers meet in Sao Paulo

More than 3000 Geographers from all over Latin America gathered recently in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for the XIII Annual Congress of ANPEGE (Associaçao Nacional de Pósgraduaçao e Pesquisa em Geografia) under the theme BRAZILIAN GEOGRAPHY IN THE WORLD SCIENCE: PRODUCTION, CIRCULATION AND APPROPRIATION OF KNOWLEDGE  IGU Vice-President Professor Rubén C. Lois-González (seen here fourth from [...]

By |2019-09-27T00:27:41+00:00September 27th, 2019|Meetings, News|Comments Off on ENANPEGE: Brazilian Geographers meet in Sao Paulo

2019 Blue Planet Prize awarded to two Geographers

The Asahi Glass Foundation is pleased to announce that the winners of the 28th annual Blue Planet Prize have been decided. After an intensive selection process, the 2019 Blue Planet Prize winners were announced today. The winners are Prof. Eric Lambin of Belgium, and Prof. Jared Diamond of United States of America. This year marks the [...]

By |2019-07-23T08:17:12+00:00July 23rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on 2019 Blue Planet Prize awarded to two Geographers