Action Plan 2019 – 2021

The Action Plan set out the International Science Council’s activities in 2019 – 2021. Its most important purpose was to form a practical framework for the ISC’s work until the end of 2021, and to work towards our vision of science as a global public good.

Action Plan 2019 – 2021

Advancing Science as a Global Public Good

The Action Plan 2019 – 2021 marked the culmination of many months of Board discussions, consultation within the ISC membership and with the broader international science community. It was intended to be a living document, allowing the ISC the flexibility to respond to new and emerging opportunities, and to adapt to ongoing strategic reflection and development. It also provided a basis for continual monitoring and progress reporting to Members and other stakeholders.

The Action Plan aimed to motivate and activate our growing membership to engage in the ISC science projects and programmes. Implementing the Action Plan required partnering with our Members, and with other international scientific organizations, funders, and stakeholders who share and are inspired by the ambitions captured in the document.

Completed projects

Browse the project pages to see the key milestones and other relevant information for the completed projects.

Continued projects (under the Action Plan 2022-2024)

Most of the activities from the 2019–2021 Action Plan will continue during the next period, as projects identified in that Plan were not fully mobilized but remain relevant.

Feature image: The photo of vascular tissue from a stem of the maize plant allows us to reflect on how we grow our food sustainably and responsibly, feed the population, lift people out of poverty, work towards the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and ultimately, the crucial role that science has in identifying transformative pathways towards the sustainable and equitable use of planetary resources.

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