Heat, Water, Systems & Solutions: Understanding Where We are Now

Keynote

Scaling Up Solutions to Global Environmental Challenges: Critical Roles for Scientific Research

Inger Andersen, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme

We are facing multiple planetary crises – COVID-19 pandemic, climate, biodiversity loss, pollution and waste, and more. Science is our bedrock and through bridging, science policy, and action, we have the opportunity to change our path toward sustainability.

Introductory Remarks

John H. Chafee Memorial Plenary Panel on Science, Policy, and the Environment

Valerie Luzadis, Chair, NCSE Board of Directors; Professor, The State University of New York, ESF

John H. Chafee Memorial Plenary Panel

Indigenous Knowledge & Western Science: Collaboration, Relationship, and Climate Solutions

Sherri Mitchell, (Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset), (Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset), Indigenous rights activist, lawyer, and spiritual teacher

Darren Ranco, Ph.D., Chair, Native American Programs and Director of Native American Research, University of Maine

Moderated by Laura Weiland, Senior Advisor for Special Projects, National Council for Science and the Environment

This plenary panel shares ways in which indigenous and western knowledge systems can work to forge climate solutions through building deep understanding, relationship, respect, and collaboration.

John H. Chafee Memorial Plenary Panel Q&A Session

Indigenous Knowledge & Western Science: Collaboration, Relationship, and Climate Solutions

Valerie Luzadis, Chair, NCSE Board of Directors; Professor, The State University of New York, ESF

Sherri Mitchell, (Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset), (Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset), Indigenous rights activist, lawyer, and spiritual teacher

Darren Ranco, Ph.D., Chair, Native American Programs and Director of Native American Research, University of Maine

Moderated by Laura Weiland, Senior Advisor for Special Projects, NCSE

Bonus Material

On Prophecy: Sacred Instructions to Shift Course Toward Sustainable Life on this Planet

Sherri Mitchell, (Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset), (Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset), Indigenous rights activist, lawyer, and spiritual teacher

Moderated by Laura Weiland, Senior Advisor for Special Projects, National Council for Science and the Environment