Integrating Science & Technology into Development Policies

An International Perspective

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Science and Technology is a key driver of economic growth, and it may also help provide answers for managing resources and reducing pollution, addressing climate change and preserving biodiversity, as well as  reducing disease and safeguarding health and well-being, while maintaining the general quality of life. This publication provides the proceedings of an international workshop, held in South Africa, intended to address how international co-operation in science and technology can further the three inter-related aspects (economic, social and environmental) of the development process. The workshop focused on good practices in international S&T partnerships, specifically in the areas of water and energy.



Session on Energy

The session on energy was organised in two parts, both of them dealing with energy efficiency: the first dealt with technologies and best practices and the second considered partnerships and collaborations to promote the deployment of renewable sources and the implementation of energy efficiency policies and measures. In the first part, experiences in fostering energy efficiency in the United States, South Africa and Brazil were reported. The second part of the energy session was dedicated to multilateral and bilateral partnerships to promote renewable energy sources and environmentally sustainable industrial production in different regions of the world.


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