THE THREAT IS REAL, OUR TIME IS LIMITED, BUT WE CAN STILL MAKE A CHANGE
WSF SENDS MESSAGE TO COP21 UN SUMMIT BEFORE GATHERING AGAIN IN JORDAN IN 2017

WSF CALLS UPON JOINT ACTION AND USE OF SCIENCE ADVICE TO REACH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS, ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE, AND REDUCE OUR VULNERABILITY TO DISASTERS

After 3 days of intense discussions delegates of the 7th World Science Forum approved the declaration of WSF2015 at the Parliament pledging to advance the use of science advice, a shift for new, sustainbale development paths and an ambitious agreement at the COP21 Paris Summit on Climate Change. WSF participants called upon balanced investment in science, and an international co-operation for capacity-building in the developing world to overcome the pressing challenges of our age and reduce our vulnerability to natural and manmade disasters.

"The threat is real, our time is limited, but we can still make a change" urged János Áder President of Hungary. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO emphasized the need for new innovative solutions that can balance the growing scarcity of resources in the world. His Majesty King Abdullah II idn Al-Hussein, the King of the Hashemtie Kingdom of Jordan called for the collaboration of scientists of all nations and cultures of the world anticipating the theme of the next World Science Forum "Science for Peace" to be organised by Jordan in 2017.    

 

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Programme

Tuesday 3 November09:00 - 17:00

EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR SCIENCE JOURNALIST 2015 (EUROPEAN SCIENCE JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION)
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Tuesday 3 November10:30 - 13:00

"MICROBES AND SOCIETY" SCIENTIFIC SESSION
Large Lecture Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Tuesday 3 November15:00 - 18:00

ACADEMIA EUROPEA HUNGARIAN MEMBERS MEETING
Reading Room, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November09:00 - 10:30

UNESCO SIDE EVENT ON CAMPUSAFRICA: CULTURE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE SERVICE OF AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT
Conference Room (2nd floor), Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November09:00 - 10:30

UNESCO SIDE EVENT ON KNOWLEDGE BROKERING FOR A BETTER CONNECTION BETWEEN SCIENCE, POLICY AND PRACTICE IN COMPLEX POLICY PROBLEMS
Dome Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November09:00 - 10:30

JRC SIDE EVENT ON SCIENCE IN FLUX: HOW SCIENCE SUPPORTS THE MANAGEMENT OF TRANS-NATIONAL RIVER BASINS
Large Lecture Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November09:30 - 11:00

IEEE SIDE EVENT ON NEW PARADIGMS FOR INTEGRATING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INTO SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING EDUCATION THROUGH IEEE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Vasarely Room (ground floor), Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November11:00 - 12:30

WSF STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING
Bolyai Room, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November11:30 - 13:00

UNESCO SIDE EVENT ON APPLYING NEW HUMAN GENOMICS TECHNIQUES AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES
Conference Room (2nd floor), Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November11:30 - 12:30

INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FOR GOVERNMENT SCIENCE ADVICE (INGSA) DEVELOPMENT GROUP MEETING
Council Hall of the Presidium, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November13:00 - 17:00

IAP/WAYS/ICORSA/GYA/UNESCO JOINT SIDE EVENT ON SCOPING THE FUTURE: VIEWS AND IDEAS OF YOUNG SCIENTISTS TO TACKLE GLOBAL CHALLENGES
Large Lecture Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November13:30 - 16:30

UNESCO/AAS/ACADEMIA EUROPAEA/ISTIC JOINT SIDE EVENT ON GALVANIZING SCIENCE EDUCATION FOR FOSTERING AN INNOVATION CULTURE IN THE ARAB REGION
Vasarely Room (ground floor), Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November13:30 - 15:45

INVITATIONAL SEMINAR: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN SCIENCE ADVICE PRACTICES
Council Hall of the Presidium, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November14:00 - 17:00

ERC SIDE EVENT ON WIDENING EUROPEAN PARTICIPATION
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November14:00 - 17:00

MTA/IPBES SIDE EVENT ON IMPROVING HARMONY BETWEEN PEOPLE AND NATURE THROUGH LINKING SCIENCE AND POLICY
Conference Room (2nd floor), Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November15:00 - 16:30

ROLE OF SCIENCE IN ADDRESSING CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL MIGRATION
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November16:00 - 17:45

FORUM OF GLOBAL FORA RECEPTION: WHERE SCIENCE CONFERENCES MEET
Academy Club, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November18:00 - 19:00

OPENING CEREMONY
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November19:05 - 19:30

UNESCO PRIZE CEREMONY
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November19:30 - 20:00

CONCERT
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday 4 November20:00 - 22:00

OPENING RECEPTION
Academy Club and Krúdy Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Thursday 5 November09:30 - 11:00

PLENARY SESSION I. “SUSTAINABILITY CHECK 2015"
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Thursday 5 November11:30 - 13:00

PLENARY SESSION II. “SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT: COMMUNCATING WITH SOCIETY”
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Thursday 5 November13:00 - 15:00

Science Diplomacy in Action
Council Hall of the Presidium, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Thursday 5 November15:00 - 16:30

PLENARY SESSION III. “CONFIDENCE IN SCIENCE”
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Thursday 5 November17:00 - 18:30

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. A - SCIENCE FOR PEACE
Reading Room, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Thursday 5 November17:00 - 18:30

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. B - MAPPING THE BRAIN, UNLOCKING THE MIND
Large Lecture Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Thursday 5 November17:00 - 18:30

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS I. C - HOW TO ENABLE SCIENCE THROUGH PARLIAMENTARY GOVERNANCE
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Thursday 5 November19:30 - 22:00

RECEPTION
Bálna Cultural Centre

Friday 6 November09:30 - 11:00

PLENARY SESSION IV. “SCIENCE IN THE INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM”
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Friday 6 November11:30 - 13:00

PLENARY SESSION V. “CHALLENGES IN GLOBAL COOPERATION: PRACTICES AND PITFALLS”
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Friday 6 November14:30 - 16:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. A - FIT FOR PURPOSE GLOBAL HEALTH POLICIES
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Friday 6 November14:30 - 16:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. B - BUILDING RESILIENCE IN A CHANGING WORLD
Large Lecture Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Friday 6 November14:30 - 16:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS II. C - INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LIGHT
Reading Room, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Friday 6 November16:30 - 18:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS III. A - RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY
Ceremonial Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Friday 6 November16:30 - 18:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS III. B - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
Large Lecture Hall, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Friday 6 November16:30 - 18:00

PARALLEL THEMATIC SESSIONS III. C - SCIENCE GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Reading Room, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Friday 6 November19:00 - 22:00

RECEPTION
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Saturday 7 November09:30 - 10:15

OPENING ADDRESSES
The House of Parliament

Saturday 7 November10:15 - 11:15

PLENARY SESSION VI. “PARLIAMENTARY SESSION: SCIENCE IN POLICY MAKING” (PART 1)
The House of Parliament

Saturday 7 November11:45 - 12:45

PLENARY SESSION VI. “PARLIAMENTARY SESSION: SCIENCE IN POLICY MAKING” (PART 2)
The House of Parliament

Saturday 7 November12:45 - 13:00

PRESENTATION OF THE UNESCO SCIENCE REPORT
The House of Parliament

Saturday 7 November13:00 - 13:45

CLOSING CEREMONY AND ENDORSEMENT OF THE DECLARATION
The House of Parliament

Saturday 7 November13:45 - 14:30

Lunch
The House of Parliament

Quotes

Wilson Compton, 2015

Wilson Compton, 2015

Deputy Director, National Institute on Drog Abuse

“Drug addiction science is essential for influencing and guiding legal, social and medical responses to the shifting landscape of drug abuse and drug addiction globally. Because WSF is such a terrific venue for examining the broad impact of science on society,WSF is an ideal opportunity to introduce these addiction concepts and to consider ways to maximize the use of science to improve health and social functioning.”

Speakers

ZAKRI, Abdul Hamid

ZAKRI, Abdul Hamid

Science Adviser to the Prime Minister of Malaysia; Chair, IPBES

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