Multilateral Cooperations

Belmont Forum

The Belmont Forum is a partnership of funding organizations, international science councils, and regional consortia committed to the advancement of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary science through transnational  collaboration for global environmental change . Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) represents India as a member of the Belmont Forum. With an aim to integrate the existing knowledge and improve the understanding of the impacts, vulnerabilities and risks of environmental change  the Belmont forum member countries have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). MoES  signed the MoU with the Belmont Forum member countries in  February 2013, to support Indian Scientists for international collaborative research through joint calls in the area of global environmental change and extreme hazardous events.

Themes addressed  under the agreement  included Freshwater Security, Coastal Vulnerability, Food Security and Land Use Change, Climate Predictability and Inter-Regional Linkages, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Arctic Observing and Science for Sustainability, and Mountains as Sentinels of Change. 

Countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, European Commission, France, Germany, India, Japan, Norway, South Africa, UK, and USA