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Meeting Global Challenges through Better Governance

International Co-operation in Science, Technology and Innovation

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In recent years, the need to address social and environmental challenges has grown in urgency. Climate change, global health, food security and many other global challenges cross national borders and affect a wide range of actors. Yet, in most cases, single governments cannot provide effective solutions. Global challenges call for co-operation on a global scale to build capacity in science, technology and innovation (STI) at both national and international levels. How can international co-operation in STI be scaled up and its scope broadened? How do different modes of governance of international co-operation in STI function and which modes lead to effective and efficient collaboration?

Based on case studies, this book presents lessons and good practices on a range of governance mechanisms used for international co-operation in STI to address global challenges. The studies cover organisations that address global challenges including agriculture, food security, health, energy and climate change as well as organisations that bring together various types of actors. It takes a first step towards understanding the complexity of governance of international STI collaboration and provides the basis for future research.   

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De tous temps, notre planète a dû faire face à d’immenses fléaux. Des crises alimentaires répétées ont entraîné et continuent d’entraîner la faim et l’émigration. Des épidémies ont ravagé les populations à maintes reprises – la Peste Noire au quatorzième siècle, ou la « grippe espagnole » au début du 20e, qui a également fait des millions de morts. Des pluies acides provoquées par la pollution atmosphérique ont dégradé les forêts et les eaux de ruissellement ; les chlorofluorocarbones (CFC) ont détérioré la couche d’ozone qui protège la planète.

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