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The Belmont Forum is preparing to launch a new Collaborative Research Action to support transdisciplinary, globally representative research groups that use co-creation and participatory methods to address global environmental changes with a focus on Tropical Forests.  This upcoming research funding opportunity entitled Tropical Forests (CRA FORESTS 2024) will focus on the challenges faced in tropical [...]

2023 Annual Report

We are excited to share our 2023 Annual Report that includes highlights from the year from governance changes (new co-chairs!) to outreach success stories (Tropical Forest Collaborative Research Action (CRA), a summary of activities from the 2023 Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress as well as a first hand account from a University of Panama Darien [...]

We are thrilled to announce the Second CRA’s Photo Competition 2024! The Belmont Forum is looking forward to featuring the impact of the Collaborative Research Actions CRA’s projects! For second year, we are organizing a Photo competition and exhibition at the SRI/SSD2024 to celebrate and showcase the meaningful research that is supported through the Belmont [...]

The Joint Programming Initiatives on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPI CH) and on Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe (JPI Climate), and the Belmont Forum launched the joint call, Collaborative Research Action (CRA), entitled “Climate and Cultural Heritage: Collaborative research to address urgent challenges” (CCH 2023) in April 2023. Our aim is to support transdisciplinary and convergent [...]

by Jihye Hwang, Global Environmental Leaders Program Intern hosted by the Ministry of Environment of Korea and the Korea Environment Corporation I had an internship at the Belmont Forum Secretariat from April to the end of September of this year [2023]. The internship with the Belmont Forum was my first international organization job and my [...]

New Members & Partners

During the November Belmont Forum Administrative Plenary (Nov 20-22), members welcomed two new members and two new members to the Belmont Forum community by unanimous vote. The two new members, National Research Fund Kenya (NRF, Kenya) and Santa Catarina State Research and Innovation Support Foundation (FAPESC), expand our network in Africa and South America. With [...]

The 2nd scoping for the Environmental Peacebuilding Collaborative Research Action is complete! Grateful to the NTSC (National Science and Technology Council) for hosting this important opportunity to get input from a broad community throughout Asia. Watch a recording of the meeting below.

SSUNGA78 & the Belmont Forum

Members of the Belmont Forum Secretariat participated and facilitated in multiple panel discussions across the three weeks of the Science Summit at the 78th UN General Assembly (SSUNGA78). We are so appreciative for the many panelists who contributed to the many rich and fruitful conversations we participated in. Below we recap how members of the [...]

The East Asia Science and Innovation Area Joint Research Program, or e-ASIA JRP, invited the Belmont Forum secretariat to join the e-ASIA JRP Annual Board Meeting on 7 September 2023 in a session called “Conversations with Potential Partners” to present the mechanism and programs of the Belmont Forum to the members of e-Asia JRP, who [...]

Open Science in the Era of AI

Brian Leung and Monika Bauer of the Belmont Forum and IIASA (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis), respectively, convened a virtual session at the Science Summit at the 78th UN General Assembly: Developing Equitable Partnerships for Open Science and Innovation in the ERA of AI.  Joining them was a panel comprising representatives from every continent [...]