How basic sciences design the future of Sustainable Development

The year 2022 has been proclaimed the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD) by the United Nations General Assembly. It is an opportunity to focus on the links between all basic sciences and the Sustainable Development Goals. Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, adopted in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly, is an integrated vision for the sustainable development of all the world’s populations towards which we should collectively strive. Basic sciences have an important contribution to make to the implementation of this programme. They provide the essential means to meet crucial challenges such as universal access to food, energy, health coverage and communication technologies. They enable us to understand the impact of the currently nearly 8 billion people on the planet and to act to limit, and sometimes even to reduce it: depletion of the ozone layer, climate change, depletion of natural resources, extinction of living species.

IYBSSD will be a unique opportunity to convince all stakeholders that through a basic understanding of nature and societies, actions taken will be more effective, for the common good.

This session will promote discussion and reflexion among scientists about how their own work and practice are coherent with Agenda 2030, and help them to articulate this for the general public and for policy makers.

It will be introduced by Michel Spiro, the Chair of the Steering Committee of IYBSSD2022 and the President of IUPAP, and by five young scientists from around the world, who wil present how they see their research is related to SDGs. The audience will be invited to contribute with their own experience, and these conributions will be helped with small groups discussion.

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Jul 13 2022


2:45 pm - 4:15 pm




Location: Virtual Room 1
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