- Written by Ivan Dulgerov
CPSBB participated in the Science Summit
The 76th United Nations General Assembly
New York 2021
CPSBB, represented by Mr. Petar Kazakov, took part in the second edition of the UNGA76 Science Summit at the invitation of the chairman and host of the event Мr. Declan Kirrane.The virtual scientific forum was organised by ISC for the period 14-30 September 2021. The main objectives of the event were to raise awareness of the significant contribution of science to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, as well as to demonstrate how policy and political leadership can benefit from innovation. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.
The participants in the Science Summit presented numerous initiatives that provide models for global science mechanisms and activities in support of the SDGs, particularly in science infrastructure and capacity building. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.hey focused on the crucial role of international universities and centers of excellence for eco-innovation. The eco-innovation requires invention and implementation of successful products, services and technologies that reduce the impact of human activities on the environment, achieve more efficient and responsible uses of natural resources and enhance societal, economic, and technological resilience to environmental pressures.
Research Infrastructures are facilitators of the best science, European and global cooperation to approach solutions to global challenges, Scientific basic research is the core of any application and mission: ERICs as repositories of knowledge and hubs of innovation. The main focus for discussions was also the importance of promoting interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaborations between all stakeholders as well as placing the person with a disability at the center of the programs for resources’ development, deployment, and dissemination.
International scientific organizations are key drivers of effective eco-innovation. All participants in the forum agreed on the conclusion that humanity can tackle the greatest challenges such as climate change, pandemics, and biodiversity loss only through transparent, open, and agile research collaboration. The widest possible range of resources, expertise, and perspectives should be brought to bear on solutions that will benefit people across the globe.
Fig. 1 Mr. Declan Kirrane and participants UNGA76 Science Summit 2021
The chair of the event was Declan Kirrane – Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science in Brussels with more than 25 years of experience disseminating scientific and research activities worldwide from organizations and governments. In the forum also participated numerous academic scientists, professors and government representatives from Science Foundation Ireland, International Science Council, European Commission, National Academy of Science USA, Aga Khan University in Kenya, African Union Commission, Ministry of Education and Science in Bulgaria, Ministry of Higher education and Scientific Research, Sudan, European Institute for Innovation and Technology EIT, Department of Science and Innovation, ICR, etc