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Full Conference Agenda

 

Priority Focus Areas/Topics:

Science and Diplomacy and Multilateral Mechanisms

Water and Resilience

Disproportionality and Policy

Climate Technology, Solutions, and Innovations

The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Conference Time Zone: EDT

 

9:00 - 10:00 AM EDT

GCSE Office Hours

No appointment necessary | GCSE Director of Programs and Membership, Pam Mendelson will be available to talk with you for one hour each morning of the Conference. This is an opportunity to share your priorities for the coming year and dialogue directly in an open forum.

10:00 - 11:00 AM EDT

GCSE Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

Welcome and Opening Keynote

Michelle Wyman | GCSE Executive Director

GCSE 2022 Focus and Objectives

Simran Sethi | Journalist and Emcee Lead for Content Synthesis at GCSE 2022 (USA)

Keynote Armchair Discussion

In Pursuit of Planetary Balance and the Fight to Protect What’s LeftDiscussion Leader: Prof. Jim Buizer | Founding Director the Arizona Institute for Resilient Environments and Societies, University of Arizona (USA)

Dr. A. Karim Ahmed | Adjunct Professor, Occupational Environmental Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, GCSE Co-Founder (USA)

Dr. Sharon K. Collinge | Professor, Environmental Studies Program, University of Colorado-Boulder (USA)

Dr. Pablo A. Marquet | Ecologist, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile)

11:00 - 12:00 PM EDT

Plenary 1

 

Science, Society, and the Challenges of Conservation Science

Discussion Leader: Simran Sethi

Dr. Sally Archibald | Associate Professor, School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg​ (South Africa)

Dr. Raman Sukumar | Professor, Center for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science ​(India)

Sherri Mitchell, Esq. | Founding Director, Land Peace Foundation (USA)

12:00 - 12:30 PM EDT

Break

12:30 - 1:30 PM EDT

Flash Talks Session 1

1:30 - 2:30 PM EDT

Concurrent Panel Sessions

 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

9:00 - 10:00 AM EDT

GCSE Office Hours

No appointment necessary | GCSE Director of Programs and Membership, Pam Mendelson will be available to talk with you for one hour each morning of the Conference. This is an opportunity to share your priorities for the coming year and dialogue directly in an open forum.

 

10:00 - 11:00 AM EDT

GCSE 2022 Lifetime Achievement Awards

The GCSE Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an individual or group of individuals in recognition of their exceptionally meritorious contribution to science and the environment. The award honors those who have made a significant impact to our community through research, education, diplomacy, and/or innovative technologies.

Introduced by Michelle Wyman | GCSE Executive Director

Dr. Carlos Nobre | National Institute for Amazonian Research (Brazil)

Award presented by: Marina Hirota

Dr. José Sarukhán | Emeritus Professor, National University of Mexico, and National Coordinator of Mexico’s National Commission of Biodiversity (CONABIO) (Mexico)

Award presented by: Dr. Alicia Mastretta-Yanes

Dr. Rita Mesquita | Ecology Department, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia (Brazil)

Award presented by: Ana Catarina Jakovac

11:00 - 12:00 PM EDT

Concurrent Panel Sessions

12:00 - 12:30 PM EDT

Break

12:30 - 1:30 PM EDT

Concurrent Panel Sessions

 

1:30 - 2:30 PM EDT

Plenary 2

Harnessing the Power of Global Data for Local Conservation Education and Biodiverse Actions

Moderator: Simran Sethi

Lynda Hopkins | Supervisor, Fifth District of Sonoma County (USA)

Clara Rowe | Chief Executive Officer, Restor (Switzerland)

Limbi Blessing Tata | Founder and Executive Director, Ecological Balance Cameroon (Cameroon)

 

Thursday, June 23, 2022

9:00 - 10:00 AM EDT

GCSE Office Hours

No appointment necessary | GCSE Director of Programs and Membership, Pam Mendelson will be available to talk with you for one hour each morning of the Conference. This is an opportunity to share your priorities for the coming year and dialogue directly in an open forum.

 

10:00 - 11:00 AM EDT

Keynote Address

Keynote Armchair Discussion  

Indigenous Initiatives to Avert Tipping Points of No Return

Discussion Leader: Chad Frischmann | Global Solutions Alliance (USA)

Atossa Soltani | Founder and President, Amazon Watch (Brazil)

Uyunkar Domingo Peas Nampichkai | Territories Coordinator for the Amazon Sacred Headwaters Initiative for the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon (CONFENIAE)

Nawashahu Yawanawa-Bergin (Sara) | Caceque (Chief), Aldeia Shukuvana Yawanawa

Sachem Wushouwunan Kesikbesek Maxé Rua (Sanchem HawkStorm) | Hereditary sachem (chief) of the Schaghticoke People

 

11:00 - 12:00 PM EDT

Plenary 3

Intergenerational Ways of Knowing to Engage and Protect Biodiversity During Times of Planetary Stress

Discussion led by Simran Sethi

Harrison Watson | Princeton University (USA)

Saleemul Huq OBE | International Centre for Climate Change and Development (Bangladesh)

Alexandria Villaseñor | Founder, Earth Uprising (USA)

12:00 - 12:30 PM EDT

Break

12:30 - 1:30 PM EDT

Flash Talks Session 2

1:30 - 2:30 PM EDT

Keynote Armchair Discussion

 

Conservation Policies Today: Engaging Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Science to Protect the Biosphere

Discussion led by: Simran Sethi

Dr. Gretchen Goldman | Assistant Director for Environmental Science, Engineering, Policy & Justice White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (USA)

Representative Melanie Stansbury | U.S. Representative for New Mexico, U.S. House of Representatives (USA)

Wahleah Johns | Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs (USA)

 

Friday, June 24, 2022

9:00 - 10:00 AM EDT

GCSE Office Hours

No appointment necessary | GCSE Director of Programs and Membership, Pam Mendelson will be available to talk with you for one hour each morning of the Conference. This is an opportunity to share your priorities for the coming year and dialogue directly in an open forum.

 

10:00 - 10:45 AM EDT

John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture On Science, Policy and The Environment

The Chafee Memorial Lecture is dedicated in the memory of the Honorable Senator John H. Chafee who, in his 23 years representing Rhode Island in the U.S. Senate, was a leader in promoting a bipartisan, science-based approach to environmental issues.

Sir Partha Dasgupta | Economics of Biodiversity Author, Emeritus Professor/Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge

Introduced by Aisha Dasgupta

 

Spoken Essay

10:45 - 11:00 AM EDT

Queering Climate: A Spoken Essay

Chad Frischmann | Global Solutions Alliance (USA)

11:00 - 12:00 PM EDT

Concurrent Panel Sessions

12:00 - 12:30 PM EDT

Break

12:30 - 1:15 PM EDT

Plenary 4

 

Advancing Equity and Inclusion in the Research Community

Dr. Steward Pickett | Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Dr. Christopher Schell | Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley (USA) (invited)

1:15 - 2:30 PM EDT

Closing Session

 

Ibrahim Thiaw | Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema | Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD)

Closing Keynote: Julia Marton-Lefèvre 

Closing Remarks: Dr. Valerie Luzadis | GCSE Board of Directors, Interim Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York and Dr. Angela Bednarek | Vice Chair, GCSE Board of Directors and Project Director, The Pew Charitable Trusts 

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