Our current lifestyle is not normal, from an evolutionnary point of view
Many development projects are run by the Office of Astronomy for Development, says Jose Miguel Espinosa, the Secretary General of the International Astronomical Union.
The IYBSSD stresses that science can bring solutions to mainy sustainability problems, says Hannah Dabkowska, the president of the International Union of Crystallography.
Mineralogy is important to find new ressources, and also for education, says Patrick Cordier, the past-president of the International Mineralogical Association.
Implementation of strategic plans should probably become a subject of research by itself, says Nadedja Komendentova, from IIASA.
Geographers can help to understand inequities, a first step toward their reduction, says Michal Meadow, the president of the Internatioal Geographical Union.
Grigori Trubnikov, the director of JINR, explains how nuclear physics basic research contributes to the progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.
Some of our ecosystems may pass some very drastic shifts with no possible return, says Christiane Rousseau, a mathematician in Montreal, and a member of the International Mathematical Union.
In this interview during the opening ceremony of IYBSSD, Zlatan Vasovic, member of the board of International Association of Physics Students, stressed the need for cooperation among international associations to promote basic sciences.