World Social Science Conference
In a session chaired by ISSC President Olive Shisana, Executive Director Heide Hackmann outlined a framework for promoting the role of the global social science community in taking the lead towards an integrated, transformative climate science. The Draft Framework concludes with 6 “Transformative Cornerstones” of social science, mapping the shape of a crucial social science engagement with one of the most important and challenging problems of our current age.
Heide Hackmann presents the six cornerstones
Commenting after the event, Dr Hackmann noted: “This is a work-in-progress, but the draft is allowing us to start raising awareness and interest, also amongst natural scientists, one of whom remarked after the session that her eyes had been opened by what was presented. And social scientists – trained to be critical – are responding positively and enthusiastically.”