Naming the Future We Want

Keynote

Role of Technology in Accelerating Science and Solutions for a Planet Under Pressure

Amy Luers, Global Lead, Sustainability Science, Microsoft; Board Member, NCSE

A case study for how Microsoft, as one of the leading global companies in information technology, has invested in sustainability through the lens of interconnected systems in carbon, water, waste, and ecosystems, highlighting the vast potential for innovative technology to address some of the world’s greatest sustainability challenges -- including the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plenary Panel

Pandemic Perspectives: Global Health in Altered Ecosystems

Peter Schlosser, Vice President and Vice Provost, Global Futures Laboratory, Arizona State University

Serena Sowers, Senior Client Manager and Vice President, Public Sector Solutions Division, Swiss Re

Moderated by Randy Burd, Board Director, NCSE; Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Long Island University

As the covid-19 pandemic continues to upend life as we know it, this panel discussion takes a deep dive into both drivers and responses across the globe. From determinants of the current pandemic resulting from degraded ecosystems and a changing climate, to responses from the global health community and the private sector to enhance resilience against future pandemics and ecological disruptions, this discussion highlights the interdependence and complexity of the current pandemic, with respect to linked human-ecological systems.

Plenary Panel Q&A Session

Pandemic Perspectives: Global Health in Altered Ecosystems

Peter Schlosser, Vice President and Vice Provost, Global Futures Laboratory, Arizona State University

Serena Sowers, Senior Client Manager and Vice President, Public Sector Solutions Division, Swiss Re

Moderated by Randy Burd, Board Director, NCSE; Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Long Island University

As the covid-19 pandemic continues to upend life as we know it, this panel discussion takes a deep dive into both drivers and responses across the globe. From determinants of the current pandemic resulting from degraded ecosystems and a changing climate, to responses from the global health community and the private sector to enhance resilience against future pandemics and ecological disruptions, this discussion highlights the interdependence and complexity of the current pandemic, with respect to linked human-ecological systems.

Keynote

Inclusive sustainability, and the need to integrate Indigenous Peoples and Scientific knowledge

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, President, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT)

Naming the Goal: Creating a Regenerative Future Today. Perspectives from Around the World

Vanessa Nakate, Founder, Rise Up Movement, Young Leader for the UN SDGs

Sally Ann Ranney, President & Co-Founder, GLOBAL CHOICES

Xiye Bastida, Co-Founder, ReEarth Initiative

Marques Anderson, Founder/Director, World Education Foundation

Andreas Kuhlmann, CEO German Energy-Agency (dena)

Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General of TERI and Member of the Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change, India

Peggy Liu, Chairperson of JUCCCE

Alexandria Villaseñor, Founder, Earth Uprising

The Honorable Senator Cory Booker (D - NJ)

Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner, Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, European Commission

Keynote

Building a Regenerative Future Science and Solutions for People and Planet

Chad Frischmann, Senior Director of Research and Technology at Project Drawdown