IIASA and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM)* are co-hosting a webinar series on Sustainability and the SDGs: Promoting a Dynamic Science-Policy Interface.

Sustainability and the SDGs © IIASA

Take part in the webinar series on Sustainability and the SDGs: Promoting a Dynamic Science-Policy Interface. The webinars will explore pathways to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals from multiple perspectives:

  • An integrated approach to implementing the SDGs that combines multiple research expertise from science to engineering to medicine in order to maximize the synergies and minimize the trade-offs across the goals (webinar 1).
  • How can science best inform public understanding and aid in policy decision-making to achieve a sustainable future (webinar 2).
  • How can science diplomacy facilitate international cooperation to meet sustainability challenges at global and regional scales (webinar 3).

The webinars, co-hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), will feature two internationally-renown speakers followed by an audience question and answer session.

Series host: Michael Clegg (Professor Emeritus, University of California, Irvine; Chair of IIASA Council)

Monday, August 31, 11:00am-12:30 pm Eastern

1. Sustainability and the SDGs: Sustainability and The World in 2050

Moderator: Leena Srivastava (Deputy Director General for Science, IIASA)

Speakers: Nebojsa (Naki) Nakicenovic (Emeritus Research Scholar, IIASA) and Franklin Carrero-Martinez (Senior Director, Global Policy and Development & Science and Technology for Sustainability, NASEM)

Question facilitator: Maria Donoso, Florida International University




Monday, September 14, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern

2. Sustainability and the SDGs: The Science-Policy-Society Interface

Moderator: Marcia McNutt (President, National Academy of Sciences (NAS))

Speakers: Albert van Jaarsveld (Director General, IIASA) and E. William (Bill) Colglazier (Senior Scholar, Center for Science Diplomacy, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS))

Question facilitator: Simon Levin, Princeton University


Monday, September 28, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern

3. Sustainability and the SDGs: Science Diplomacy

Moderator: Vaughan Turekian (Executive Director, Policy and Global Affairs, NASEM)

Speakers: Frances Colon (President, Jasperi Consulting) and Jan Marco Müller (Science Advisor, European External Action Service)

Question facilitator: David McCollum, Electric Power Research Institute



* Within NASEM, the webinars are co-organized by: (1) the U.S. Committee for IIASA, (2) the Global Science Diplomacy Roundtable, and (3) the Science and Technology for Sustainability Program