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An article published to the Psychiatric Times, authored by experts participating at the Neuroscience-inspired Policy Initiative, highlights that it is crucial that COP-26 also considers Brain Science.

The article “Brain Science Must Be on COP 26 Agenda” was co-authored by Erin Smith, William Hynes – DPhil, Rym Ayadi – PhD, Megan Greene, Harris Eyre – MD PhDwas.

The article underlines: “Can we really solve the climate crisis without taking brain science into account? We say, no. Our brains are accelerating the climate catastrophe.1 Indeed, brain health is intertwined with climate change. This relationship often resembles a vicious cycle in which the climate crisis worsens brain skills and brain health, and diminished brain skills and brain health perpetuate climate inaction. Seen from this vantage point, existing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) approaches are incomplete to drive change. Agreeing on emissions targets and trying to stabilize the climate will not be enough if we do not understand how people fit into—and can affect—the system.”

For the full article please visit the Psychiatric Times

EMEA participates to the Neuroscience-inspired Policy Initiative which operates under OECD – NAEC (New Approaches to Economic Challenges) in cooperation with PRODEO Institute. Furthermore, the President of EMEA, Prof. Rym Ayadi, has been appointed in the Steering Committee of the Initiative and co-leader of the Brain Capital Index Working Group. 

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