This report contains a number of recommendations grouped under five interrelated transformative changes aimed at ensuring a more effective response of the science system to future global crises.
These changes address the need to strengthen transdisciplinary research on critical risks; enhance the diffusion of knowledge within the science system; increase the capacity of the science system to respond rapidly with high-quality research; improve the science-policy interface; and enhance public understanding and trust in science.
This report is one of five publications developed through the IIASA-ISC Consultative Science Platform “Bouncing Forward Sustainably: Pathways to a post-COVID world” and launched in January 2021.
Call to all ISC Members for national assessments on the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and potential future scenarios
Enhancing Policy-making During an Emergency
Reconciling radical and feasible responses to societal emergencies: learning from COVID-19
We're in the midst of a global wake-up call
A response to The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response’s new report on the international health response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 has sparked new relationships between academia and policymakers – we must maintain them
Transformation within reach
Restructuring the food system after COVID-19
Rethinking Energy Solutions
Resilient Food Systems
Enhancing Governance for Sustainability
Call for Action: Managing the Infodemic
Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
What are your latest findings and strategies to address the COVID-19 crisis, including for vaccine deployment?
Fighting COVID-19 in the Brazilian Amazon has exposed multiple threats and vulnerabilities – but also hope
Lessons from existing disaster risk and recovery research should inform equitable and sustainable pathways out of the pandemic
What’s the point of virus taxonomy?
The World Pandemic Research Network - Addressing the societal and human impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
From COVID-19 crisis comes opportunity to rethink risk - by Heide Hackmann, ISC CEO and Mami Mizutori, Secretary-General UNDRR
Innovative technologies and post-Coronavirus economic recovery: A global value chains perspective
Biodiversity as insurance: aligning economic stimulus packages with long-term nature conservation goals. A Corona Sustainability Compass blog by Jasper Meya
Why intellectual property needs urgent attention from policy makers during the COVID-19 pandemic
Saths Cooper: We Are All In This Together
Covid-19 and Access to Scientific Knowledge
Bridging the gap in science communication
The Pandemic and the Global Economy
COVID-19 Stimulus Measures Must Save Lives, Protect Livelihoods, and Safeguard Nature to Reduce the Risk of Future Pandemics
Addressing the equity, freedom and sustainability deficits to maintain social progress despite COVID-19
Use the economic stimulus package to build resilient, climate-friendly economic structures
Risks and opportunities in responding to the coronavirus crisis - by Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner
A Data Ecosystem to Defeat COVID-19
COVID-19 and global dimensions of inequality
Tackling Climate Change with COVID-19 Urgency - by ISC Patron, Mary Robinson and ISC President, Daya Reddy
Four major international data organizations join forces to optimize the research data ecosystem, launching a COVID-19 appeal as their first joint action
Building resilience against biological hazards and pandemics: COVID-19 and its implications for the Sendai Framework
Koi Tū, the virus and the future
Understanding the different characteristics of African cities will be crucial in responding effectively to COVID-19 on the continent