Session 15: Thinking ahead: emerging Issues that will matter in the future
UNDESA, 2015by: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
6 July 2015, 3.00 -6.00 pm
The identification of new and emerging issues, drawing on scientific evidence, assessments and projections, is a function of the interaction between scientists, policymakers, the public, and other stakeholders. In an inter-dependent world, what today appears to be a local and isolated problem may to tomorrow assume global significance. Our inter-linked and inter-dependent systems also increase our vulnerability to shock and disruption, whether from emerging pathogens or financial instability.