The Sustainability Research and Innovation (SRI) Congress is the world’s largest transdisciplinary gathering for the global sustainability community. Join us online or onsite in Panama City, Panama, to participate in sessions focusing on transdisciplinary research, policymaking, and more.

SRI unites more than 2000 global sustainability research leaders, government and civil society experts, funders and innovators to inspire action and promote a sustainability transformation. This global, annual event elevates diverse knowledge on sustainability, provides an inspiring platform to share innovative ideas, and creates an inclusive space for collaboration and action. SRI is a joint initiative of Future Earth and the Belmont Forum.

In the third edition of SRI, the program offers over 200 interactive sessions, workshops, trainings, networking events, innovation demonstrations, satellite events, and much more. The full program is available here.

IIASA participation

Monday, 26 June | 18:00-19:30 CET

Session: Get the Grade (SAM Edition)! A Board Game for Sustainable Agriculture

Christian Folberth
Kevin Jackson, UMCES Appalchian Laboratory
Luiz Martinelli, CENA - University of Sao Paulo
William Dennison, UMCES
Duygu Avci, Sabanci University
Levent Ozturk, Sabanci University
Xin Zhang, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Maria del Rosario Castro Bernardini, Oxfam America

Monday, 26 June | 18:00-19:30 CET

Session: Horizon scanning for climate science and biodiversity research priorities

Monika Bauer
Jakob Lundberg, Future Earth
Judit Ungvari, Future Earth
Giles Sioen, Future Earth
Daniel Ospina, Future Earth

Monday, 26 June | 20:30-22:00 CET

Session: Bridging the science-policy-society gap to move forward sustainable development agenda: The role of transdisciplinary sciences
Organizer: Monika Bauer

Thomas Schinko
Barbara Willaarts 
Maureen Ballestero, United Nations Development Programme
Marina Gil, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Esperanza González, Inter-American Development Bank
Mauricio Lopes, Embrapa - the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation
Pablo Suarez, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Science Advice For Policy By European Academies (SAPEA) - Science for Policy Podcast:

Barbara Willaarts and Thomas Schinko on transdisciplinary research for policy

Tuesday, 27 June | 15:30-17:30 CET

Session: Lighthouse programmes to support societal transformation

Albert van Jaarsveld
Gabriela Wuelser, Swiss Academy of Sciences
Peter Edwards, ETH Zurich
Peter Messerli, Wyss Academy for Nature
Daniela Jacob, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon, Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS)
Matthias Noellenburg, Volkswagen Foundation
Katsia Paulavets, International Science Council

Thursday, 29 June | 00:00-01:30 CET

Fireside Chat featuring Women in Science
Organizer: Monika Bauer

Judit Ungvari, Future Earth
Barbara Willaarts
Fany Ramos Quispe, The Belmont Forum (TBC)
Sandra Lopez, Global Young Academy Women in Science Committee and representative in Panama 

Friday, 30 June | 15:30-17:30 CET

Session: Interactive Training: Bringing Evidence into Policy and Society

Speakers: Monika Bauer and Barbara Willaarts