Sustainable horizons: Does our future depend on science?

07 Feb 2023 09:00
07 Feb 2023 17:30
Brussels, Belgium

On 7 February 2023, the Science|Business Network and international R&I leaders will convene for a unique set of debates: first, to explore the science and tech agendas to bring planetary sustainability goals within reach, and second, to address some of the fundamental tensions at the interface between the two, including:

Which role for R&I in pursuit of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals?

Will Horizon Europe make a tangible difference, and how will today’s crises influence the rest of its strategic agenda?

Are the green and digital transitions truly compatible, and how to manage potential risks and unintended consequences of pursuing both in parallel?

Where will boundary lines be drawn between international cooperation and national interests in sustainability-related domains, not least around technology sovereignty?

Can foresight help R&I decision makers agree on what to prioritise, and how to align investment with longer term impacts and outcomes?