At the symposium on “Socio-Ecological Novelty – Frontiers in Sustainability Research” young scientists from Germany and South Africa as well as from Uganda, Zimbabwe and Canada discussed significant global issues in the context of sustainable development.
In order to discuss global issues such as climate change, health and agriculture in the context of sustainable development, politicians, administrative representatives and scientists engaged in a dialogue on the future of science’s involvement in political decision making.
Questions about the particular role that young scientists can play in the provision of independent, reliable policy advice were addressed. Furthermore, the panel discussed how the growing network of Young Academies around the world can contribute to joint action, both in research and in information politics, on global problems requiring sustainable solutions. More detailed information of the event and its findings can be found here.