IIASA Deputy Director of Science Leena Srivastava and researchers Reinhard Mechler, Teresa Deubelli, and John Handmer will contribute to sessions focusing on systemic risk and resilience at the world’s first transdisciplinary gathering in sustainability in Brisbane, Australia.
The first annual Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI) unites global sustainability leaders, experts, industry, and innovators to inspire action and promote a sustainability transformation. It will be a space of fierce advocacy for sustainability scholarship, innovation, collaboration, and action.
Srivastava, as well as Mechler and Deubelli from the IIASA Systemic Risk and Resilience Research Group, will provide insights drawn from their pioneering work identifying the role of transformational change and adaptation in order to turn risk into resilience through systemic interventions.
The congress is being held both online and onsite.
*Please note during the session at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CEST Mechler and Deubelli will present two recent publications on the role of transformation for managing increasingly systemic and existential risks.
SRI is a joint initiative of Future Earth and the Belmont Forum. Australia, who hosts the congress in 2021, has a unique role to play in the global community as a conduit between the Global North and the Global South, indigenous peoples, and traditional sustainability practices. The local hosting consortium, led by Future Earth Australia and CSIRO, features academia and government partners from Brisbane and the State of Queensland to meet the breadth of the SRI2021 agenda.