4,200 participants from 140 countries joined the 6th G-STIC conference in Rio de Janeiro

The 6th G-STIC Conference took place in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from 13 – 15 February 2023 and was organized by Fiocruz, one of the G-STIC co-hosts. The focus of this conference went beyond the importance of mainstream science, technology and innovation to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda. It also showcased social technologies and citizen science as tools to manage the most pressing global challenges.

Over 250 speakers shared their knowledge and insights into policies and technological solutions for attaining the SDGs during 46 sessions on climate, oceans, energy, health, water, education, biodiversity, and more.

G-STIC High-level Representatives' Communiqué on the urgent need to accelerate the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda


The Communiqué emerged from a high-level dialogue during the 6th G-STIC Conference under the theme “Toward an Equitable and Sustainable Future: Innovative technological solutions for a better post-pandemic recovery.”

Watch all sessions of the G-STIC Conference in Rio de Janeiro

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and amplified many of the inequalities, vulnerabilities, and unsustainable practices across the globe. At the same time, it sent the world even further away from tackling the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution that threatens even worse consequences for humanity. The Russia-Ukraine war is also a tragic reminder of why the 2030 agenda is so urgent and relevant.

On the other hand, the pandemic has prompted the development of a new wave of innovative technologies focused on sustainability. This technological convergence, where artificial intelligence and big data play central roles, has proven to be an invaluable tool for decision-makers in times of crisis.

To guarantee a sustainable recovery, it is crucial to harness the power of science, technology and innovation (STI) to address all aspects of the 2030 Agenda. There is an urgent need to use environmentally sound technologies to mitigate climate change, stop the loss of biodiversity, and help with ecosystem conservation. It is imperative to utilize circular economy principles, nature-based solutions, and systems-based approaches to explore new ways to redesign our systems, products, and services.

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