An international conference where researchers and government officials from various countries exchange opinions on the development of science and technology will begin in Kyoto City, and countries will work together to solve problems such as the spread of infectious diseases such as the new coronavirus and climate change. There were many opinions that we should work on innovation.

The STS Forum, which is held annually in Kyoto, was held face-to-face for the first time in three years. He was taken.

On the 2nd, the opening ceremony was held at the Kyoto International Conference Center in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City.

Attendees pointed out climate change and the epidemic of infectious diseases, such as the spread of the novel coronavirus, as global challenges facing the world. There was a succession of opinions.

After that, Nobel Prize-winning American economist Stiglitz gave a lecture, saying, ``The development of technology has made a vaccine for the new coronavirus quicker, but the technology has not been shared with emerging countries, and the vaccine has not been distributed. A series of global epidemics had a serious impact on the economy,” he said, pointing out the need for rules and frameworks that support emerging countries.

The international conference will be held until the 4th, and opinions will be exchanged on themes such as "climate change" and "pandemic preparedness."