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Smog in the city The Summit aims to create a highly interactive forum for effective cooperation between scientists and users of scientific information to tackle global and local challenges around sustainability of natural resources and systems, global health, and resilience.

World-renowned professor of economics and leader in sustainable development, Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, and political scientist, Jane O'Meara Sanders, founder and Fellow of the Sanders Institute, will serve as co-keynote lecturers for this game-changing event.

Participants will represent diverse global communities and sectors, including:

  • Research institutions
  • Students, scientists, and administrators from academia
  • Non-profit and philanthropic organizations
  • Government agencies and policymakers
  • For-profit corporations and industries
  • Religious institutions and indigenous communities

Anticipated cross-cutting topics include:

  • Energy and Minerals Sustainability
  • Climate Change and Ocean- and Habitat-Health
  • Water and Agricultural Production Sustainability
  • Environmental Hazards, Human Health, and Social Justice

Objectives:

  • Define: Assess the major societal challenges and the role geoscience can play to inform solutions
  • Discuss: Facilitate a dialogue between the science and user community to advance the foundational capability to tackle societal challenges by leveraging geoscience
  • Action: Develop models or processes to improve interdisciplinary engagement and science diplomacy

Announcements

  • Registration now open!

    We are pleased to announce that registration is now open. Early registrration rates end on 17 January 2019.
  • Keynote Lecturers

    The Geoscience and Society Summit has announced that world-renowned professor of economics and leader in sustainable development, Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, and political scientist, Jane O'Meara ...

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