Science in Global Policy

A pivotal year for global policy: the ISC’s involvement with the UN in 2023

Take a look at the ISC’s plans with the United Nations for 2023, including the upcoming Mid-term Review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, strategic foresight with UNEP, addressing youth mental health with WHO, supporting the development of an international Plastic Pollution Treaty, preparing for the UN Water Conference and ongoing work on the Sustainable Development Goals.


ISC nominees selected for new IPBES Assessments

Work begins on the new IPBES ‘Nexus’ and ‘Transformative Change’ Assessments, with co-chairs announced and leading international experts selected to contribute as authors. The International Science Council is pleased to announce that three of its nominees have been selected as lead-authors for the assessments.


Enhancing Policy-making During an Emergency

The responses to the pandemic have not only sparked a plethora of discussions both within and outside the world of science, but have required science to step up to the challenge. Indeed, throughout the crisis, many politicians have talked about the importance of “following the science” when implementing COVID-19 policy. However, there has sometimes been a disconnect between government policy and the fast-evolving scientific evidence.


Lessons learned from Covid-19 for the Science-Policy-Society Interface

The collective global experience of the Covid-19 pandemic has provided an unprecedented opportunity to examine the relationship between science, policy and wider society in what is often called the science-policy-society interface(s). Kristiann Allen, University of Auckland, New Zealand and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) explore the lessons learned during the pandemic and provide six recommendations moving forward.


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