Events UNEP-ISC Foresight Expert Panel

April 07, 2023

UNEP-ISC Foresight Expert Panel

The Unit­ed Nations Envi­ron­ment Pro­gramme (UNEP) and the Inter­na­tion­al Sci­ence Coun­cil (ISC) are cur­rent­ly estab­lish­ing an inde­pen­dent fore­sight expert pan­el. It will devel­op a for­ward-look­ing and cul­tur­al­ly sen­si­tive sus­tain­abil­i­ty strat­e­gy for pol­i­tics and research. This should help to bet­ter man­age sit­u­a­tions of uncer­tain­ty and dis­rup­tive changes on a glob­al scale. The pan­el — com­posed of 20 dis­tin­guished pro­fes­sion­als from across the sci­en­tif­ic com­mu­ni­ty — is intend­ed to fos­ter for­ward think­ing to proac­tive­ly address chal­lenges and make deci­sions that ben­e­fit the glob­al envi­ron­ment. The Inter­na­tion­al Geo­graph­i­cal Union (IGU) nom­i­nat­ed Prof. Dr. Ben­no Werlen for the Fore­sight Expert Pan­el’ based on his research pro­file and as ini­tia­tor and coor­di­na­tor of inno­v­a­tive trans­dis­ci­pli­nary projects such as the 2016 Inter­na­tion­al Year of Glob­al Under­stand­ing”, from which the ISC itself emerged. Like­wise, his long-stand­ing involve­ment in the Euro­pean Research Coun­cil, the Agence Nationale de la Recher­ché and Acad­e­mia Europaea is highlighted.