Global Science Diplomacy for Multilateralism 2.0
The world today faces a growing set of so-called global problems and challenges that require global actions. Such actions must be grounded in (1) a deep understanding of the problems that can engender ideas for possible solutions; and (2) participation in policy actions by different governance actors at both the local and global levels. This article argues that the science and technology (S&T) community not only has the potential to play a significant role in addressing global problems but that it can help establish a multilateral governance structure fit for this purpose. In other words, the S&T community can be a change agent. Nevertheless, such an endeavor will demand the development of new forms of science diplomacy to strengthen the policy-science nexus at the global level of governance.