20 November 2019 - 23 November 2019
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 1999 World Conference of Science, the World Science Forum (WSF) will return to Budapest to be hosted again by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences under the main theme “Science, Ethics and Responsibility”.
In the 21st century, ways of separating scientific method from values, beliefs, and opinions are no longer self-evident, and the complex realities of science call for a greater consensus on the ethical principles of scientific research. High expectations for direct economic and social return also bring new responsibilities regarding the evaluation of scientific performance and the value of scientific research.
IIASA is organizing three sessions, and IIASA National Member Organization (NMO) Committee members are speakers in three sessions. For additional information on IIASA research, please contact the IIASA Press Office.
Thursday, 21 November 11:30-13:00, Hungarian Academy of Sciences - Library Conference Hall
Moderator: David Mair, Head of Unit, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
Organized by: Joint Research Center (JRC)
Thursday, 21 November 17:00-18:30, Hungarian Academy of Sciences - Small Lecture Hall
This session is divided into two parts. The first focuses on the definition of responsible research and research integrity, elucidating key aspects, and the dimensions of full global and social reach. The second will be a round table discussion on the pillars of responsible research integrity.
Moderator: John Crowley, Chief of Section for Research, Policy and Foresight in the UNESCO Sector for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO
Organized by: International Consortium of Research Staff Associations, Global Young Academy, Future Earth, Young Earth System Scientists Community, IIASA, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa (DST), UNESCO
Thursday, 21 November 17:00-18:30, Hungarian Academy of Sciences - Large Lecture Hall
Moderator: Ana Persic, Senior Programme Specialist, Division of Science Policy and Capacity-Building, Natural Sciences Sector, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Friday 22 November 11:30 - 13:00, Hungarian Academy of Sciences – Reading Room
Tackling climate change will play an important role in countries’ efforts to achieve many of the Sustainable Development Goals. This session will highlight recent research on climate risk responsibility and governance, the interplay of justice and transformation, and social insurance mechanisms that explicitly integrate justice aspects, relevant to the loss and damage debate.
Moderator: Volker ter Meulen, President, IAP
Organized by: IIASA, EASAC
Friday 22 November 11:30 - 13:00, Hungarian Academy of Sciences – Small Lecture Hall
In this session each speaker will explain their interests in advancing more gender sensitive and more socially responsive science, followed by a conversation-style discussion and questions from the audience.
Moderator: Elizabeth Pollitzer, Director, Portia
Friday 22 November 19:30 – 20:15, Museum of Fine Arts
An interactive performance by artists and scientists that investigates the relationship between humans and nature and aims to reveal robust measures for a sustainable existence. UnEarthing will take the audience on a journey through human history to discover what values and resulting worldviews have brought us to the present.
Organized by: IIASA
Last edited: 12 November 2019
World Science Forum 2019
Willaarts B , Lechón Y, Mayor B, de la Rúa C, & Garrido A (2020). Cross-sectoral implications of the implementation of irrigation water use efficiency policies in Spain: A nexus footprint approach. Ecological Indicators 109: no.105795. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105795.
Pettifor H, Wilson C , Bogelein S, Cassar E, Kerr L, & Wilson M (2020). Are low-carbon innovations appealing? A typology of functional, symbolic, private and public attributes. Energy Research & Social Science 64: e101422. DOI:10.1016/j.erss.2019.101422.
Grafakos S, Viero G, Reckien D, Trigg K, Viguie V, Sudmant A, Graves C, Foley A, et al. (2020). Integration of mitigation and adaptation in urban climate change action plans in Europe: A systematic assessment. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 121: e109623. DOI:10.1016/j.rser.2019.109623.
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