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This study demonstrates the need to reorientate the science and technology agenda to serve the needs and aspirations of the eight billion people who will inhabit the planet around 2020. The alternative development paths and scenarios of the world economy and society are examined, and the most significant areas where S&T has an important role to play are analysed. Obstacles that will or could hamper the implementation of priority objectives are identified and two, technology transfer and the Bretton Woods system, are assessed. The European Union's role as either promoter or organiser of the eight protocols for priority action is outlined.

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Authors: PETRELLA R, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE);DE LA SAUSSAY P, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1994) 90 pp.
Availability: Available from the FAST Programme Office, European Commission, DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
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