March 16th, 2023: iCRAG, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre in Applied Geosciences, and IUGS, the International Union of Geological Sciences, today have launched the ReSToRE 3 International Summer School, which will take place July 1-5 2024, in University College Dublin, Ireland.
Director of ReSToRE and Co-Principal Investigator in iCRAG Dr Geertje Schuitema announced the launch of ReSToRE 3 during the UNESCO Earth Sciences 50th Anniversary event held today in Paris. Speaking during a panel discussion on how geoscience expertise can tackle current and future threats to human and planetary wellbeing, Dr Schuitema said, “The ReSToRE 3 International Summer School encourages interdisciplinary and global discussion on how to reconcile different views about Earth’s resources. We meld the ingenuity and skills from the social sciences, humanities, natural and physical sciences to craft solutions that are socially acceptable, economically affordable, and technically feasible.”
Society’s reliance on Earth’s resources such as water, fertile land, renewable and fossil fuels, and minerals significantly affects the climate, economic prosperity, the environment, human health and wellbeing. To sustainably supply present and future generations with these resources, requires careful consideration of their management, sourcing, distribution and use.
This balancing involves many stakeholders in research, politics, business, industry, NGOs, and civil society. Stakeholders typically prioritise different interests, values, and objectives, and have different interpretations of information and goals. This can lead to difficulties that hinder progress towards a sustainable society.
The ReSToRE 3 International Summer School allows an international and interdisciplinary group of early career participants to meet and discuss these vital issues around sustainably resourcing present and future generations.
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