Sessions and Program

SRI2021 will feature a variety of sessions across various timezones that are applicable for Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas. 

Morning sessions, will be held from 08:00-11:00, afternoon sessions will be held from 14:00-16:00, and evening sessions will be held in two blocks from 17:00-20:00 and 22:00-0:00. All times are based on Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

Session NameOrganizerOnline Session
The Sustainability Action Platform: Developing a Global Exchange for Accelerating Local TransitionsJenna LamphereMorning
The 2030 targets and beyond supporting local health systems dealing with climate changeIlan KelmanAfternoon
Response, Recovery & Resilience – The Role of Impact Driven Universities in Natural Disaster ManagementEleanor RobsonAfternoon
How do UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserves increase biodiversity and resilience to climate change?Martha Marie VogelEvening
Boots on the Ground: Incorporating local and indigenous knowledge in discovery scienceJudit UngvariEvening
Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP) – Visualizing data to build climate resilienceAmanda ShoresEvening
Risks associated with environmental change in the Mediterranean BasinWolfgang CramerEvening
Integrated approaches to sustainability – Insights into three participative scenarios on biodiversity, land, and water in FranceSandrine PaillardEvening
Understanding Systemic Risks: Perspectives from a Knowledge Action NetworkJana SillmannEvening
Creating the World We Want: Case Studies in Environmental EducationMelissa TaggartMorning
Implementation of Global Environmental Commitments: Lessons from the Global SouthMaria IvanovaEvening
Collaboration for Sustainability in the Digital AgeNilufar Sabet-KassoufEvening
Geography: shaping Australia’s resilient futureGRACIELA METTERNICHTMorning
Addressing systemic risks in social-ecological systems: mountains as contexts for evidence and actionCarolina AdlerEvening
Stakeholder Engagement to Re-Energize Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience (DR3) for Advanced Data ProcessesElizabeth Christenson-DiverMorning
My Climate RiskRegina RodriguesEvening
Facing shocks: Sustainable strategies from Western and Central AfricaLaurent VidalEvening
Co-designing our future: Future Earth Australia’s transdisciplinary model for agenda-setting for sustainabilityTayanah O'DonnellAfternoon
Will a Sustainability Transition Be Sufficient?Maurie CohenEvening
Climate Change profound impact on mental healthChadia WannousMorning
Risk and resilience: from gender inequality to female leadershipElisabeth GilmoreEvening
Addressing climate change at regional level: the French IPCC-like science-policy interfacesYohana CabaretEvening
Futureproofing environmental pedagogy: emotional resilience, mental health and action in the climate emergencyTania LeimbachAfternoon
SDG Labs – Biodiversity-Solutions For ChangeMARCIN PAWEL JARZEBSKIEvening
The Changing Face of Wildfires and Effects on Human HealthHannah LiddyMorning
Advanced solutions for wildlife management in developing nationsGrant HamiltonAfternoon
Promoting success for sustainability research in the Oceania regionIain GordonAfternoon
Building climate resilience: key findings from the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA)Bruce Currie-AlderEvening
Tackling Air Quality and Human Health with New Thinking and TechnologiesSC Candice LungEvening
Past global changes as indicators for future changes and strategies for sustainability.Marie-France LoutreEvening
Seaweed Aquaculture: Greening Australia’s Blue GrowthScott SpilliasAfternoon
New technologies for sustainable food, water and energy: opportunities, limitations and risksJennifer YarnoldAfternoon
Early Career Researchers and Practitioners Workshop: Policy Impact and SustainabilityTaryn LaubensteinAfternoon
Working with narratives for transformationChris RiedyEvening
Sustainable Transformations, Can Asia Lead the Way?Ria LambinoMorning
Workshop for Belmont Forum CRA: Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience (DR3)Yue-Gau ChenEvening
Engaging stakeholders to protect vulnerable areas against climate changeBenjamin SultanEvening
Respectful Science: Transitioning towards a respectful custodianship of our oceans and coastsAnja ScheffersAfternoon
Green finance: overcoming capital cost barriers to low-carbon energy projects through public-private partnershipsGraham AshfordAfternoon
The Future of Feeding People SafelyFumiko KasugaEvening
Colloid and Interface Science for Sustainable Innovation and Industrial TransformationKazue KuriharaEvening
the Way – the Water – the Walk… a river system simulator: communicating through community engagement, interactive art, and public participationJude AndersonEvening
Solutions for sustainability of investments and capabilities to best manage natural assetsAlison SpechtAfternoon
Innovate4Cities: “Generating the knowledge that cities need at the speed and scale required”Cathy OkeEvening
A dialogue forum for learning from previous experiences of the stakeholders: what are our urgent missions on disaster risk reduction and societal resilience building?Yue-Gau ChenEvening
North -South Participation Through Engaging Communities for implantation of Sustainable Development Goals Harnessing Science, Research and InnovationKalpana ChaudhariEvening
Future Oceans – Bridging Sustainability priorities for Early Career ProfessionalsKirsten RowellMorning
Enhancing democratic participation and human rights at the SDG crossroad of food, health, gender and wellbeing: Civil society mapping for integrated action on the SDGs in Australia and CanadaKiah SmithAfternoon
Current Situation and the Prospect of SDGs in ChinaDahe QinEvening
The (Sustainable) Future is Female: Advancing Gender Equality in Sustainability Leadership.Eleanor RobsonAfternoon
Understanding Systemic Risks: Perspectives from a Knowledge Action NetworkSamantha Kies-RyanMorning
Sustainable Solutions and Responsible Innovation in Indigenous Australian livelihoodsMarcus BarberAfternoon
Earth Commission – Synthesizing Science to Underpin Science-Based Targets for our Global CommonsSteven LadeAfternoon
Lights, action, transformation? Action learning for transformational step changesSimon DivechaEvening
From design to end-of-life: Fashion and the sustainable development goalsMonique RetamalAfternoon
Just Transitions: Mapping the Political Economy of Pathways to Net-ZeroFrans BerkhoutEvening
The Regional Dimension of Future Earth and its Role for a Sustainable WorldThabo DikgaleEvening
Breaking Down Data Silos to Provide Trusted and Timely Data for a Sustainable FutureEmily NilsonAfternoon
Enacting serious game co-design as an exploratory space for sustainability transformationsNeil PowellEvening
The Atmosphere – the “forgotten” domain in the Sustainable Development Goals?Melita KeywoodEvening
The apparent mismatch between science and policy at the air-sea interfaceErik van DoornEvening
Integrativity in complexity: knowledge co-creation at the food-water-energy nexusPia LaborgneEvening
Pathways for Upscaling Shared Mobilities Coupled with Disruptive Technologies: Potential impacts on land useBarbara RibeiroMorning
The entanglements of efficiency: Lessons for sustainable water managementNadja KunzMorning
Building Asia-Pacific Regional Hub for Social-Ecological Health: Visioneering the Doughnut TrilemmaJoon KimMorning
Exploring dominant and regenerative narratives and the worldviews they reflectChris RiedyEvening
Indigenous Data Sovereignty – principles, partnerships and tools for sustainabilityStephanie von GavelMorning
Unlocking the value of water through digital transformationAnik BhaduriAfternoon
Blended approaches to sustainable futures dialogue in the PacificRay MaherMorning
Confronting the Adaptation Finance Gap: A Systems ApproachGenevieve MortimerAfternoon
Sustainability of biodiversity conservation: too expensive for humans or can we find solutions?Alison SpechtAfternoon
Living with Dignity and Disability in a Sustainable WorldKelsey ChapmanAfternoon
Developing an industrial ecology marketplace for plastic wasteJudith HerbstAfternoon
Trans-disciplinary Knowledge to Action Initiatives on Marginal Seas of South and East AsiaRhodora AzanzaMorning
Air Pollution and Sustainable and Resilient Food ProductionLisa EmbersonEvening
Making Data Work for Cross Domain, Transdisciplinary Research and Action on SDGsSimon HodsonMorning
Science-based Pathways for Sustainability: Towards a Community of PracticeCristian PassarelloEvening
Socialising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Enhanced Awareness and Effective Implementation: Opportunities and ConstraintsFelix Kwabena DonkorAfternoon
University transformations for transdisciplinarity and the SDGsTobias BuserEvening
Risk Informed Planning for SustainabilityJanki AndhariaEvening
Narratives, Identities, and Visions for Sustainable FuturesIlan ChabayMorning
Scientific capacity-building for water security through research partnershipMahsa MotlaghAfternoon
Financing SustainabilityGunars PlataisAfternoon
10 Myths and Realities about land systemsAriane de BremondEvening
21st Century Sustainability Research and Innovation for the Minerals SectorClaire CoteAfternoon
Establishment of Regional Training Center for Nurses, Midwives and Clinical Officers in the African Greater Lakes RegionAmos Ronald KalukusuAfternoon
Ocean Knowledge-Action Network: Overview, Activities, and Engagement for Sustainability and Research InnovationAnna ZivianEvening
Collaborating for Sustainable Futures: Advances in Research Co-designSara BiceAfternoon
Showing leadership in sustainability science: Lessons from the Global South and beyond the academySarah MooreEvening
Critical social science perspectives on transformations to sustainability – emerging framings and approachesSarah MooreEvening
Advances in Earth Observation for Biodiversity and Ecosystem MonitoringCornelia KrugAfternoon
Supporting the Ambition to Sustainability through Funders PerspectiveVeera MitznerMorning
Bridging Local Policy and Community for Sustainable TransformationsAmanda ShoresMorning
Scientists in Exile: A meta-view of the impact of ongoing uncertainty and risks for scientists and the production of scienceVivi StavrouEvening
Envisioning plausible future towards ecological-cultural sustainability: A new perspective of “Fudo” theory in the age when humanity and computer can harmoniously co-existTerukazu KumazawaEvening
Engaging in the Challenges of Transdisciplinary Research on SustainabilitiesFred SaundersEvening
FEW not Fuel: designing biodiversity, food, energy and water systems in the Ogmore regional landscapeRob RoggemaEvening
Building Resilience through Youth Leadership in Environmental EducationNina HamiltonMorning
Trade-offs and Synergies in Ocean Conflict TransformationMarion GlaserEvening
The Future Earth Knowledge-Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production: Preparing for a Post-COVID-19 FutureMaurie CohenMorning
Stakeholder Collaboration for Sustainable Smart Cities: Maximizing the Potential of Data-Driven Innovation While Minimizing Risks to CommunitiesMasaru YarimeEvening
Funding Science for Global SustainabilityKatsia PaulavetsEvening
Air Quality and Human HealthTong ZhuEvening
Strategies for strengthening transdisciplinary sustainability science in the Global SouthSarah MooreEvening
Technological Innovations in Education to Help Achieve the SDGsVeerle VandeweerdEvening
Responsible Mining Activities – Towards a sustainable, inclusive economyFabrice ColinEvening
Knowledge exchange for sustainability focused transdisciplinary research, co-design, and implementation scienceJosh TewksburyMorning