#transformationtuesday - Politics, #doyouevenscience?! 🎓💪
First session of this years lecture series on #Agenda2030 "A #ChangingWorld - Focus Science: Observers and Analysts" ('Die #WeltImWandel') #BonnerUniversitätsforum @bonn.de w/:
- Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn, scientific director Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)
- Dr. Bettina Schmalzbauer, manager German committee for Sustainability Studies in Future Studies
- Dr. Adolf Kloke-Lesch, managing director Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Germany
presented by #DeutscheWelleAkademie @inside_dw & @fiwbonn
Politics is in charge of implementing measurements to realize #UnitedNations #Agenda2030 's #SDGs. Nonetheless, due to its unique position and expertise science can have a powerful role in consulting politics and together, under a co-operation governance mode, they can co-produce relevant and implementable know-how.
For science to adequately fulfil this role (n/ losing their identity & values, tho), a new approach of #scientificresearch is needed. According to Prof Dr. Renn, a possible solution is #TransformationalSciences, unifying three distinctive research approaches:
1⃣ Classical - scrutinizing actions and identifying cause-effect relationships; using #SystemsTheory
2⃣ Advocacy - going beyond simple reporting of scientific findings, interpreting them and exploring possible scenarios and their implications for different society organisations, stakeholders - could be read as lobbies; #ModelingAndSimulation, incl. Expert Elicitation
3⃣ Catalytic - showing ways to overcome bottlenecks to reconcile agendas of various stakeholders, and pool their knowledge and expertise, for a particular unifying goal, e.g. SDG; applying #DesignThinking for implementation modelling
At the interface of science and politics, national and especially international information and #innovationhub s, e.g. local Knowledge-Action Networks, can function as conflict counselling for #SustainableDevelopmentGoals and identify achievement indicators to guide stakeholders from politics, science, society and economy in action-taking to contribute their fair-share in realizing a #SustainableDevelopment.