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Concurrent Panel Sessions, Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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 | 1:30 PM EDTParadigms, Processes, and Adaptation Pathways for Transformative Change from the NOAA RISA Network

Anchor 1

At this session, we will discuss pathways for publicly-funded science to support transformative societal change that addresses the climate crisis. We will use examples and experiences from the NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) Program, including indigenous approaches, social learning theory, citizen science, and drought monitoring.

Sean Bath | Program Specialist, NOAA (USA)

Dr. Ariela Zycherman | Social Scientist, NOAA (USA)

Dr. Sarah Trainor | Associate Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks (USA)

Dr. Gigi Owen | Assistant Staff Scientist, University of Arizona (USA)

Dr. Kirsten Lackstrom | Research Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina (USA)

Adelheid Herrmann | Postdoctoral Fellow, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 1:30 PM EDTEquitable and Inclusive Global Climate Change Solutions

Anchor 2

The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) and UK Science and Innovation Network published a special issue on climate change solutions leading up to COP26. In this session, early career authors highlight work published in the issue and expand on the intersection of DEI and climate policy through interactive discussions.

Dr. Adriana Bankston | Chief Executive Officer & Managing Publisher, Journal of Science Policy & Governance (USA)

Sindhu Nathan | PhD Candidate, Stanford University (USA)

Dr. Rachel Lamb | Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Maryland College Park (USA)

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 1:30 PM EDTUnlocking the Power of AI for Nature-based Climate Solutions - An Overview of Challenges and Opportunities

Anchor 3

There is growing potential to address climate challenges with nature-based solutions and artificial intelligence (AI). Our project team (Concordia University, Microsoft, Sustainability in the Digital Age) will present key opportunities and challenges for equitable AI applications in the nature-climate sector in Canada, considering the people and ecosystems most at risk.

Dr. Eliane Ubalijoro | Executive Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age and Global Hub Director, Future Earth (Canada)

Dr. Damon Mathews | Scientific Co-Director, Sustainability in the Digital Age (Canada)

Isabel Alvarez | Programme Officer, Stockholm International Water Institute (Sweden)

Santiago Ramirez Said | Project Manager, Future Earth and Sustainability in the Digital Age (Canada)

Dr. Mi Lin | Fellow, World Bank (Canada)

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