Mobilizing financial resources to support sustainable development
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Mobilizing financial resources to support sustainable development

In the last decades, steps have been taken toward sustainable financing through a variety of new sources, mechanisms and tools. A basic premise in sustainable financing is the need to build up a diversified funding that can ideally bring together both private and public stakeholders into sustainable objectives in the long run. A wide range […]

S4C: Why creating a network resulted in change
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S4C: Why creating a network resulted in change

Many people say that coffee breaks are the most important part of any scientific conference because they provide real opportunities to meet and talk with new people. This is also true of scientific networks. You can focus on research, but without networking you cannot meet a real person and have a chance to talk. The […]

A global network of mountain observatories continues to engage!
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A global network of mountain observatories continues to engage!

From the director’s desk, an update on the Mountain Observing Network… As follow-up to the Reno Global Fair and Workshop on Mountain Observatories, the leaders of the final summary sessions have decided to scope such a network from a researcher’s perspective. Led by Derek Kauneckis, a political scientist now at the University of Ohio, the […]

Why, in fact, we threw away the planet
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Why, in fact, we threw away the planet

Mapungubwe is a historic Iron Age site on the South Africa-Botswana-Zimbabwe border which was inhabited from AD 1020 to AD 1290. It is considered to be one of the first cities in pre-historic southern Africa, and was ruled by sacred leaders who could connect with the ancestors, and also make rain. During that remote period […]