The Science and Technology in Society forum (STS forum) will convene virtually for its 18th Annual Meeting to be held online from Saturday, 2 October to Tuesday, 5 October 2021
The STS forum, established in 2004, aims to provide a platform for world leaders in the fields of policy-making, academia and industries to gather and discuss how to deal with science and technology issues from a long-term perspective, i.e. 100 to 500 years, for the future of the humankind. Over 1,500 world leaders from 120 countries, regions and international organizations are expected to participate.
Leena Srivastava, IIASA Deputy Director General for Science and Nebojsa Nakicenovic, IIASA Emeritus Scholar, will participate as major speakers in the session 202: "Analysis and Synthesis in Science - Earth and Commons", which is chaired by Naoko Ishii, Executive Vice President of the University of Tokyo. This session will look into the global governance mechanism we need to steward the global commons and the role of science and technology, through applying the angle of analysis and synthesis.
As one of the IIASA founding organizations, the Japan Committee for IIASA has helped develop a highly-productive relationship between IIASA and Japan.
Research collaborations between IIASA and Japan have been highly productive since the institute was founded in 1972. Key aspects of this beneficial relationship since 2010, has involved cooperation with more than 40 Japanese organizations and resulted in over 460 scientific publications and a range of research advances.
Recent studies have included in-depth analyses of how to maximize the co-benefits from measures to reduce both air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in Japan and Asia; the development of a new set of scenarios to underpin future climate modeling, impact, vulnerability, adaptation, and mitigation assessments; and research into the evolution of diseases and commercially-exploited fish.