Expansion of UN scientific capacity in low and middle income countries is crucial but needs financial support from member states. It would be great to look back in a decade and say it had been measurably achieved
There are hundreds of scientific research institutions associated with regional governments in Europe. Why are we not making more of this resource?
Climate change presses. Time runs out. European research organizations should, ideally, align around research likely to advance our understanding the most.
Individually, European states (including UK) lack both the capacity, and in some cases the desire, to do enough. The EU brings a new dynamic to the task.
Agricultural research organizations need to position themselves as a key partner for revival of the economy. They must also be seen as a delivery agent for decarbonization and other transformations of the food system.
An EU communications strategy featuring unambiguous positive messages about the strength of science in the Western Balkans would raise morale in the region’s scientific community as well as its profile abroad.