UN Scientific Advisory Board makes recommendations on food security, climate change and science in the 2030 Agenda
Joint press release by the German Commission for UNESCO and the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Thursday, 26. May 2016 - The Scientific Advisory Board set up by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met in Trieste and produced a set of recommendations for the future of science. The recommendations focus on the role of science in the implementation of the global Agenda for Sustainable Development, the risks associated with climate change, the interaction between nutrition and health, the compatibility of science with traditional and indigenous knowledge, and future science-based policy advice at the UN. The Board, made up of 26 leading scientists from around the world, will shortly present its recommendations to Secretary-General Ban. Prof. Jörg Hacker, President of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, represents Germany on the Board as a member appointed ad personam.