The 2021 World Science Literacy Conference is approaching

Science Literacy for a Green Future – The 2021 Global Science Literacy Conference is approaching

BEIJING, CHINA, Nov 28, 2021 / – The 2021 World Science Literacy Conference (WCSL), an event initiated and sponsored by the China Science and Technology Association, will be held in Beijing on the 29th November 2021, to December 3, 2021. The event aims to promote scientific culture, foster the building of a community of destiny and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.

At present, the global environmental challenges are becoming more and more important, and jointly building the foundations of ecological civilization and walking the path of green development have become a necessary choice for the sustainable development of mankind. Achieving green development cannot be without the support of science and technology, the awakening of the environmental awareness of the public and its increased capacities in environmental protection. Therefore, improving the scientific knowledge of the public is of paramount importance.

The theme of WCSL 2021 is “Scientific Literacy for a Green Future,” which is a manifestation of President Xi Jinping’s ideas on building an ecological civilization and China’s commitment to achieving its peak goals. carbon and carbon neutrality. The event would invite esteemed decision makers, top scientists, renowned academics, as well as leaders and representatives of key science and technology organizations.

They will discuss topics on improving public science culture, promoting low-carbon green transformation, sharing the fruits of green development, and building a green and beautiful house together. Their exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge will form a holistic synergy in global environmental governance, thus leading to the joint pursuit of green development and encouraging mutual learning among civilizations.

The conference is supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Science Council (ISC), the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and the World Academy of Science (TWAS). The main leaders of these four international organizations will deliver virtual addresses during the opening ceremony.

The conference will also invite Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; Tu Ruihe, UNEP Representative for China, and Dr Gal Luft, Co-Director of the Institute for Global Security Analysis (IAGS) and Senior Advisor to the US Energy Security Council, to present keynote speeches.

Around 450 guests from all over the world are expected to attend the conference, including representatives of international organizations engaged in scientific culture, government institutions, science and technology NGOs, as well as experts, academics and prominent public figures from the technology, education and communications. Industries.

The conference includes the second meeting of the Preparatory Committee of the World Organization for Scientific Literacy, the General Assembly and six thematic forums as follows:

– Cultivation of young scientific talents
– A road to resilience and inclusive recovery: working together for a better future
– Improve public scientific literacy and green development
– Development of urban health and public scientific literacy
– Improving public scientific literacy and scientific and technological innovation
– Equality and inclusion in global public science literacy

This conference aims to be a platform for global, comprehensive and high-level exchange and cooperation to facilitate the enhancement of the scientific culture of the public to better address common global challenges related to science, technology and science. social development, as well as promoting the sustainable development of mankind.

Important achievements of the conference since 2018 include the “Beijing Declaration for the Promotion of Public Science Literacy Around the World”, the establishment of the “Beijing Roadmap for Action” and the inauguration of the Preparatory Committee. of the World Organization for Scientific Literacy.

Since its inception in 2020, the Preparatory Committee of the World Organization for Scientific Literacy has expanded to cover science and technology organizations from 23 countries and regions in Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania. .

By engaging in various bilateral and multilateral initiatives, the organization has actively contributed to the promotion of international communication and cooperation around scientific culture. This included facilitating the sharing of quality popular science resources on pandemic control, researching fundamental theories and assessment studies on public science literacy, and implementing science outreach programs.

The Preparatory Committee of the World Organization for Science Literacy will continue to improve science literacy around the world through effective platforms such as the World Conference on Science Literacy. It will proactively support the formation of the World Organization for Science Literacy and further contribute to the creation of an effective clearinghouse to improve science literacy worldwide.

Jia shang
Chinese Research Institute for Popularization of Science
[email protected]

The 2021 World Science Literacy Conference is approaching

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