IAPG Session 5.1a on geoethics at the Australian Earth Sciences Convention (AESC 2023) in Perth (Australia) on 27 June 2023 (Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Meeting Room 7)
Session 5.1a "Geoethics to responsibly manage local and global challenges of our times"
Conveners: Silvia Peppoloni and Sandra Villacorta Chambi
Session co-organized by: IAPG and IUGS.
Session description: Geoscience knowledge and expertise are essential to address a wide range of the most pressing social-environmental concerns, inform decision-making, and guide education at all levels. All branches of geosciences have cultural, social and ethical implications. Hence, geoscientists face ethical issues in their professional and civic roles. Geoscientists are becoming increasingly aware of their ethical responsibilities to serve society and foster public trust in geosciences. Geoethics aims to provide a common framework to responsibly manage questions such as geo-resources, geological risks, pollution, geoheritage, as well as geoscience-society-policy interaction and relationships with Indigenous communities. This session aims to nourish the discussion on appropriate behaviours and practices, also through case-studies, wherever human activities interact with the Earth system.
This session is included in the theme: Critical role of geoscience in Australia's future.
Silvia Peppoloni (Researcher at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Rome; IAPG Secretary General and Chair of the IUGS Commission on Geoethics) will give a presentation entitled "The future of geosciences: the perspective of geoethics", Giuseppe Di Capua (Researcher at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Rome; Treasurer of the IAPG and the IUGS Commission on Geoethics) will give a presentation entitled "Ten years of geoethics".
Luisa Pinto (IAPG-Chile coordinator) will present the poster "Geoethics in Engineering Geology and Geosciences careers: a South American perspective".
Calendar of IAPG events on geoethics:
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