Nebojša Nakićenović, Deputy Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission and Emeritus Research Scholar of IIASA, presents at the World Conference on Basic Sciences and Sustainable Development in Belgrade, Serbia.

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The World Conference on Basic Sciences and Sustainable Development is one of the events following the initiative of the Union for Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and the General Conference of UNESCO to proclaim the year 2022 as the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD 2022).

The main aim of IYBSSD 2022 is to mobilize national, regional, and global scientific institutions to clearly demonstrate to the public and especially to political and business leaders worldwide how basic sciences are helping us to establish an inclusive, balanced, and sustainable development of the planet. The main message of the series of events is that basic research is the important initial link in the chain of research and development that can, only as a whole, make nature and society sustainable.

Nebojša Nakićenović, as a member of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission, talks about Transformative science and science transformation for sustainability in Session 1.2 "Importance of basic sciences for sustainable development" on September 20, 2022. Additionally, Nakićenović moderates Session 7.1 "Connections of basic sciences with energy technologies, climate action, and protection of the environment" on September 22.

The World Conference on Basic Sciences and Sustainable Development is organized in Belgrade, Serbia, jointly by UNESCO, the World Academy of Art and Science, the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, the Club of Rome, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia, the World University Consortium, the Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, and the Serbian Association of Economists.

Program:

Section 1 "Importance of basic sciences for sustainable development"

20 September 2022, 12:25–14:05 SESSION 1.2

Moderation:
Ugo Bardi, The Club of Rome

Talks:
Nebojša Nakićenović, Deputy Chair, Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, European Commission; Former Deputy Director General, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria; Former Professor of Energy Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria: Transformative science and science transformation for sustainability

Ioan Fazey, Department of Environment and Geography, University of York, UK: The transformation of science for the future of humanity and life on Earth: A challenge for the basic sciences

Luiz Oosterbeek, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, Portugal; Geosciences Centre, Coimbra University, Portugal; International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences: Basic sciences and wicked problems: Towards an integrated understanding

Dragan Đuričin, World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS): Impact of double paradigm change in Economics on Big Science
Discussion

Section 7 "Connections of basic sciences with energy technologies, climate action, and protection of the environment"

22 September 2022, 11:25–13:05 SESSION 7.1

Moderation:
Nebojša Nakićenović, Deputy Chair, Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, European Commission; Former Deputy Director General, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria; Former Professor of Energy Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Talks:
Dragoslav Ćirić, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Abingdon, UK: Fusion energy: From JET via ITER to DEMO

Ugo Bardi, The Club of Rome: A 100 % renewable society: Is it possible?

Marina Frontasyeva, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Dubna, Russia: Monitoring long-term and large-scale deposition of air pollutants based on moss analysis in the framework of the UNECE ICP Vegetation

Jinfeng Zhou, Secretary General, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation, Beijing, China: How to make wise use of science to promote biodiversity conservation and ecological civilization

Discussion

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