1 July 2020 @12:00-13:00 UTC: LIVE Launch of pre-recorded talks and asynchronous discussion
3 July 2020 @12:00-13:30 UTC: LIVE Live wrap-up session
In 2019, the world witnessed two major unfortunate events for the environment, namely, the wildfires in the Amazon, and overshooting the Earth Budget within the first seven months of the year.
These are only two of countless incidents that pose a threat to the Earth’s environment and have triggered concerns about the future of the earth and its inhabitants. The need to reconcile resource use with environmental sustainability is a key issue for societies, both politically and economically.
Key questions to be explored include:
Do we need an expansion of the definition of environmental sustainability, towards a cross-cutting issue?
What trends exist in resource use, and how might these be re-considered?
What is the role of non-governmental actors in changing human behavior with relation to resources, consumption and sustainability?
How can (young) scientists increase awareness and motivate action on the urgent need for a sustainable approach to our environment?
1 July Video panelists include the following:
Flavia Schlegel, Special Envoy for Science in Global Policy, International Science Council (ISC), France
Thelma Krug, Vice-Chair, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Josef Settele, Co-Chair of the Global Assessment of Intergovernmental Platform of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Harini Nagendra, Azim Premji University, India
Ignacio Palomo, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
Alex Godoy-Faundez, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
Felix Moronta, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology ICGEB, Italy
Alexander Kagansky, Far Eastern Federal University of Vladivostok, Russia