In a blog post by her co-Founder, Dr. Audrey-Flore Ngomsik, Trianon Scientific Communication, reveals how it plans to celebrate the ‘International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’. Abdulsalam MAHMUD reports.
Scientists who are members of Trianon Scientific Communication are excited about the International Year of Basic Science for Sustainable Development 2002 (IYBSSD2022).
Dr. Audrey-Flore Ngomsik, Co-Founder of Trianon Scientific Communication, revealed this in a blog post titled, “2022 is the #IYBSSD! What is that? Why does it matter? And why you should be excited!”
Why basic sciences are fundamental
He explained why basic sciences are fundamental for sustainable development goals, SDGs.
He said: “Without basic sciences how would we know that climate is changing? How would we know that this is due to humans’ activities? How would we understand that the CO2 emissions level are key to the extreme weather conditions we are experiencing ever more frequently? And on the other hand, how would we find solutions to mitigate climate change?”
Basic sciences foster stability, peace
According to Ngomsik, basic sciences also help to foster multicultural discourse, political stability, and peace, which are all important for achieving these SDGs.
He explained that basic scientific research is critical for advancements in fields such as medicine, agriculture, water resources, energy, and the environment.
He said: “These same themes are also covered in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
“While all of the goals require scientific input in some form or another, several of them, such as health and well-being, inexpensive and sustainable energy, and climate action, are inextricably related to scientific achievements.
“The latter give the training skills and know-how required for countries to transition from general aims to successful actions through the use of innovations and ensure that SDGs are implemented effectively.”
Trianon Scientific Communication’s plan
As part of their scientific organisation’s plan for IYBSSD2022, the Trianon Scientific Communication co-founder said, they will provide the general public with exclusive articles about sustainability.
“It will also be the opportunity to rediscover great scientists whose legacy is still pertinent today,” said Dr. Ngomsik.
Read the original post of Dr. Audrey-Flore Ngomsik here.