Science for Policy

Establishment of the ISC expert group on plastic pollution

The International Science Council is pleased to announce the formation of its expert group on plastic pollution. This marks an important step towards ensuring that science plays a pivotal role in advancing the ongoing development of an internationally binding instrument to address plastic pollution.


Achieving sustainable development requires the full inclusion of women and girls in science

Despite advancements in women's education, a significant gender gap persists across all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) globally. In recognition of this issue, on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the International Science Council (ISC) supported a statement at the 9th Assembly of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.


Early-career researchers’ insights on climate

This blog launches the collective blog series, "Amplifying the Voices of Young Scientists", based on interviews with Early and Mid-Career Researchers across various disciplines hailing from around the world.


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COP28 agreement: embracing the urgency of the scientific consensus?

As COP28 ended in Dubai on December 12, 2023, the international community marked a significant step forward in addressing the climate crisis, while acknowledging the urgent need for greater ambition and action. The International Science Council (ISC), its members, Affiliated bodies and partners actively participated, urging policy-makers to seize the momentum and drive ambitious, science-based, sustainable policy solutions to face the existential climate threat.


“What’s holding us back?”: how economists and social scientists might hold the key to climate action

The science is clear: sustainable living within the planet's boundaries cannot be achieved without a rapid phase-out of fossil fuels. As COP28 negotiations appear to be concluding with no clear consensus for urgent and effective climate action, the International Science Council (ISC) asks: "What is holding us back?" The answer, it seems, lies within the realm of social sciences.


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