Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The IAPG Secretary General elected in the IUGS Executive Committee

IAPG is proud to announce that its Secretary General, Silvia Peppoloni, was elected as IUGS Councillor 2018-2022 on 1st September 2016, during the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) in Cape Town (South Africa).

Many congratulations to Silvia for her hard work in the last years and for her new responsabilities in the international geoscience community!

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics is affiliated to IUGS - International Union of Geological Sciences from 2013.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Robert Frodeman is the new IAPG Corresponding Citizen Scientist 
on the topic "Geoethics and Philosophy"

Robert Frodeman
Robert Frodeman is Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Texas. 

His work ranges across environmental philosophy, the philosophy of geology, the philosophy of science and technology policy, and the philosophy of interdisciplinarity. 

He is the author and/or editor of 9 books, including Geo-Logic: Breaking Ground between Philosophy and the Earth Sciences (SUNY, 2003), the Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy (MacMillan, 2008), and the Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarity (OUP, 2010). 

He was the founding Director of the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity at UNT. 

Sustainable Knowledge: a theory of interdisciplinarity (Palgrave McMillan) was published in 2013. Socrates Tenured: the Institutions of 21st Century Philosophy (Roman and Littlefield) will be published in 2016.

The Wikipedia page on Robert Frodeman:

List of IAPG Corresponding Citizen Scientists:

Friday, September 23, 2016

An Open Letter Regarding Climate Change 
From Concerned Members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Susan Kieffer
Susan Kieffer, IAPG Vice-President, is among the signatories of "An Open Letter Regarding Climate Change From Concerned Members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences".

375 members of the National Academy of Sciences, including 30 Nobel laureates, published this open letter on September 20, 2016, to draw attention to the serious risks of climate change. 

The letter warns that the consequences of opting out of the Paris agreement would be severe and long-lasting for our planet’s climate and for the international credibility of the United States.

Read the letter at:

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

IAPG - International Association for Promoting Geoethics 
for the International Day of Peace 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

Zero tolerance by IAPG towards Harassment and Discrimination

… A respectful and fruitful working environment is fundamental for maintaining a high level of professionalism and for assuring an ethical conduct while practicing geosciences. Therefore, any kind of harassment and discrimination cannot be tolerated and must be denounced. Harassment and discrimination offend the dignity of the person, threaten the serenity of the working environment, limit the individual’s freedom of choice, and seriously undermine integrity, quality and credibility of the geoscience community. These kinds of behaviour prevent individuals from taking ethical decisions …” 

(from the keynote on geoethics by Silvia Peppoloni at the 35th IGC, Cape Town).

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