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RESCUE Synthesis Report - Launch Event

Location International Press Center, Residence Palace, Brussels
Date 16 February 2012  | 10:00 - 12:00
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The RESCUE synthesis report was presented officially during the RESCUE Press Event on Thursday 16 February 2012.

The RESCUE Press Event concluded the main activities, and made it possible for the RESCUE community to present their key findings to a range of actors and stakeholders, such as:

  • high-level representatives from research funding and performing organisations;
  • science policy makers at national, European and global levels;
  • research managers representing key science communities and initiatives;
  • representatives from academia and NGOs; and
  • researchers, practitioners and educators, in Europe and beyond.

The RESCUE report was also prepared in close cooperation or liaison with other key organisations or initiatives, including the International Council of Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the International Group of Funding Agencies for Global Change Research (IGFA) and its Belmont Forum, and the European Alliance of Global Change Research Committees (EA-GCR).

Overall, this RESCUE foresight initiative aimed to contribute also to the current international efforts preparing transitions toward sustainability, among which emerge especially the ‘Planet under Pressure - New Knowledge Towards Solutions’ Conference (PuP, March 2012), the ‘Rio+20’ United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, June 2012) and the 'Future Earth - research for global sustainability' initiative, newly established by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and a global alliance of partners. This new 10-year international collaborative initiative will aim to effectively deliver solution-oriented research on global environmental change for sustainability and to provide global coordination for science to respond to the most pressing societal and environmental challenges. This new endeavour echoes markedly some of the findings and conclusions of RESCUE regarding the global change research agenda setting.

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“Polak” Room,
International Press Centre,
Residence Palace - 155, rue de la Loi,
1040 Brussels