G20 scientists urge pandemic preparedness and climate action: 4 steps countries can take following Bali summit

Sun, 4 Dec 2022 19:47:49 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"As the climate crisis worsens, and after being ravaged by the COVID-19, the
world is becoming more aware of the importance of pandemic preparedness and the
need for immediate climate action. However, despite their wide-ranging and
interrelated impacts on us all, there are still relatively few effective and
collaborative science-based solutions from countries in place to address these
two challenges.

Indonesia’s role in this year’s G20 events provides strategic momentum for the
country, along with G20 member states and the global scientific community, to
continue and intensify this effort.

Pandemic preparedness and global climate resilience are key priorities of the
Science20 (S20) – one of many G20 engagement groups – whose leadership this
year is held by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI). Through a series of
official forums between G20 members’ scientific communities, we S20 scientists
have published a number of global health and climate policy recommendations
outlined in the S20 Communique.

We recommend several priorities for G20 leaders, including: building a
resilient global health system, bolstering the use of multidisciplinary science
and technology, and strengthening evidence-based policies on climate,
pandemics, and the economy.

As the holder of this year’s G20 presidency, how can Indonesia encourage the
international community to make good on this critical agenda? Together with S20
scientists, I recommend four steps that Indonesia and other countries can

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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