An ecological civilization should care for the natural and built environments, the cultural heritage, the collective bonds, education, health, ethics, aesthetics, equity and justice. But this involves many actors, in a planet united only by the media and ‘globalization’ and divided by confrontation and competition.
What hope is there for those in science to build a trusting and respectful relationship with the public when so many scientists are schooled in a culture lacking these qualities?
Successfully gaining trust in complex situations where prospects are uncertain may require calling upon risk analysis to help to put things in perspective. In this interview, risk assessment guru Ortwin Renn from the University of Stuttgart discusses facts and facets of coping with uncertain outcomes and how effective risk communication strategies can help restore public trust in many areas of life.
The European Commission adopted a series of economic policy recommendations to individual member states today (2 June) to strengthen the economic recovery. The recommendations included the need “to preserve growth-enhancing expenditure in education, Read more […]
The current Covid-19 pandemic draws attention to the need to integrate health equity into urban planning and encourage behaviours that simultaneously protect the environment and promote health.
How is it possible for different findings to emerge from science over time? Considering this question can shine a light into a process that may seem like a black box and help us make sense of scientific study in its earlier stages.
Sukarma Rani Thareja writes that before the 2020 lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemic, women in science had already experienced other forms of lockdown.
One of the most exciting trends in the modern agriculture industry is the rise of smart farming. Although relatively new, this practice is starting to take hold throughout Europe. In a few years, it may replace older ways of doing things entirely.
As the novel coronavirus is spreading rapidly around the world without treatment or a vaccine, uncertainty and fear prevails, leading many people to stockpile food, cleaning products and toilet paper.
Patrick Wheeler is an expert in cybersecurity and technology, with over twenty yeaers of experience in the field. In this interview he talks about people, crime, and the cyberspace.
Establishing a presence on the moon and manning a trip to Mars are amazing scientific feats, things every global citizen should be proud of. The tools developed to make these happen will be creative and amazing.
On the 23rd April 2020 – on the day of a critical meeting of the European Council – President Giscard d’Estaing together with leading representatives from the World of politics, academia and civil society from the Board of Re-Imagine Europa call European leaders to show courage and ambition.