The IORA RCSTT Program
Third Workshop on the impact of Climate Change
"Interfaces of STI & Policy: Addressing Problems and Finding Solutions"
Since 2020, in response to the recommendation of the IORA Working Group on Blue Economy, RCSTT has commenced a series of events on the impact of Climate Change and Science and Technology. The first of the webinar series entitled “Webinar on the Effects of Climate Change on the Indian Ocean Marine Environment” was held on 10 May 2021 and addressed several topics related to climate change. The second programme in this series was “the (Virtual) Workshop on the Urgency of Climate Change and its Consideration as a Topic in IORA” which was held on 8 November 2021, which mostly focused on some scientific evidence at the sub-regional levels on the relevance and urgency of addressing the issue through collective action in the region.
Now, RCSTT is planning to launch a call for contribution for the third workshop entitled "the Interfaces of STI and Policy: Addressing Problems and Finding Solutions".
Science–policy interfaces are defined as social processes which encompass relations between scientists and other actors in the policy process, and which allow for exchanges, co-evolution, and joint construction of knowledge with the aim of enriching decision-making. They are implemented to manage the intersection between science and policy, and specifically, it gains importance by growing global concerns on climate change adaptation policy measures.
The main objective of the workshop is to create a space for discussion and learning through answering these questions:
What kind of socio-economic-technological problems do we face with climate change?
• What kinds of social or technological innovations are needed to address that problem?
• What national policy instruments and schemes can be considered as the best practice at the national level?
• How can international and regional bodies support and foster environmental innovation?
• What new modes of governance and policy collaboration are needed in the future?
The Workshop Organizing Committee is pleased to invite all interested S&T researchers and policy innovators, working on different aspects of climate change and sustainability, to join our effort and to participate in designing the workshop programme with their proposals in the form of paper abstract.
Tehereh Miremadi (Ph.D.)
IORA Regional Center for Science and Technology Transfer ( RCSTT)