ISC News: Towards a sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

When the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) kicks off its 2021 meeting on Tuesday 6 July, one question will dominate: how to promote the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development in line with the goals of the 2030 Agenda at the same time as building a resilient plan for recovery from the pandemic. 

Returning to the pre-pandemic 'normal' is not an option, and this is a unique opportunity for game-changing action informed by scientific evidence, according to a position paper produced by the Scientific and Technological Community Major Group, of which the ISC is a co-organizing partner. 

The ISC will be making the case for science for global transformation throughout the summit, including through two virtual events: on delivering missions for sustainability and on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic to enhance policy-making in times of emergency.

Find out more and join the ISC at HLPF

Open Call for Participation in ISC Regional COVID-19 Workshops

How will the long tail of COVID-19 continue to affect the world over the next 3-5 years? While there's much uncertainty, preparation is key.

As part of the COVID-19 Outcomes Scenarios Project being conducted by the ISC with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as observers, the ISC now invites its Members and the wider scientific community to participate in regional workshops that will help us understand the likely outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find out more and register by 23 July 2021.