OECD Science and Technology Policy Ministerial

Ministerial-level meeting

OECD Science and Technology Policy Ministerial

23-24 April 2024 | Paris, France

On 24 April 2024, high-level science and technology representatives of more than 50 countries and international organizations adhered to a Ministerial Declaration that emphasizes the need for transformative science, technology, and innovation policies that foster sustainability and inclusivity. Ministers also welcomed a new OECD Framework for the Anticipatory Governance of Emerging Technologies that promotes responsible innovation to help realize the transformative potential of emerging technologies while managing potential risks.

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International co-operation and competition

Patterns of international collaboration in science, technology and innovation (STI) are changing. Recent decades witnessed a significant increase in international collaboration in science, as evidenced by the rising trend in international co-authorship of scientific publications, However...
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A transformative STI agenda for the green transition

Without a major acceleration in low-carbon innovation, reaching net‐zero emissions by 2050 will be unachievable. Reaching this target requires rapid large-scale deployment of available technologies, such as wind and solar, as well as the development and widespread use of technologies that are...
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Anticipatory governance of emerging technologies

Today's technological landscape presents not only unprecedented opportunities, but formidable challenges and deep uncertainties. Even as we invest heavily in emerging technologies to drive ecological, social, and economic transformations, we are confronted by governance challenges.
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International action for global challenges: making Open Science a reality

‘Open Science’ combines principles and practices to make scientific knowledge openly available, accessible, and reusable for everyone. Many benefits can stem from such openness. To achieve these benefits...
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Declaration on Transformative Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for a Sustainable and Inclusive Future

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