What can scientists and the institutions they work for do to respond to the distrust and mis-information in science around the world? Our panel looks at what has worked and why science communication is in need of a revolution.

This session explores the latest evidence on how the public builds its understanding of science. We explore where the blocks are structurally and psychologically to a more constructive engagement between scientific consensus and what is often referred to as, the general public. The panel will feature university heads, journalism activists, cognitive scientists, and a member of the production team for the forthcoming BBC hub on science for sustainability; #Unlockingscience launches on November 9th on BBC.com.

The session was part of Berlin Science Week 2021 and hosted by the International Science Council to mark the World Science Day for Peace and Development.