Reports available from IIASA-ISC Consultative Science Platform

What if the world’s leading scientists, policymakers and thought leaders collaborated on defining pathways to build back better and to bounce forward on issues of sustainability and social justice? IIASA and ISC have created a platform to allow this to happen. See their reports now!… Read More

Keynote: The role of science and of science funders in the time of the COVID 19 crisis

funders have enormous power to influence the direction of science. What tools do you have: co-funding, coordinated funding, ensuring a balance of efforts using all the knowledge disciplines by finding ways to support transdisciplinary research. These are all easy things to say and make a lot of sense. But the reality is that with few exceptions this does not occur.… Read More

26th June | 14:00 CET | The role of science and science funders in the time of the COVID-19 crisis – ISC

The swift and unprecedented mobilization of research and funding is inspiring. To help stimulate and maximize the impact of this type of action, the International Science Council will organize a webinar for national research funding agencies, development aid agencies, private foundations and the international scientific community.… Read More

Building pathways to sustainability in a post-COVID world

IIASA and the ISC will be activating their global network and creating a Consultative Science Platform. The platform, to be launched in late May, will provide a global hub for consultation, deliberation, and collaboration among scientists, policymakers, and representatives from civil society around four key interconnected themes.… Read More

Placing scientific knowledge, preparedness and public awareness at the core of disaster risk policy

Knowledge-based advice to governments, preparedness, public awareness, and timely actions are an earnest of success in coping with crises and disasters. A fruitful cooperation between scientists, policymakers and the society at all stages of disaster risk management would contribute to resilience and sustainability, and is vitally important during crises/disasters such as the COVID-19 pandemic. No political and governmental actions are productive without having scientific knowledge and public awareness raised.… Read More