International Year of Global Understanding 2016

The 2016 International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) is supported by the International Council for Science, the International Social Science Council and the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences.

The Year aims to increase understanding of global challenges faced by humanity: social, cultural, and economic change, as well as a changing climate. Human actions play a key role in creating such worldwide challenges but can also provide solutions. If individuals know what their day-to-day routines mean for the planet, they can take appropriate action. Global understanding helps overcome the knowledge-action gap and supports policy decisions that promote sustainability.

The initiative not only aims at enriching the debate on fundamental scientific questions, but at supporting concrete, everyday projects that help foster Global Understanding.

More information on the IYGU can be found at: www.global-understanding.info

Opening Ceremony for the International Year of Global Understanding, February 2, 2016: Press Release and Program.

Check out the IYGU Newsletter No 1 2016.

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