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Wednesday 13

Side Events Wednesday 13 June


Lunch sessions: 12.30-14.00

"Science and Technology R&D Roadmap to address Sustainable Development" -  A Proposal

International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS)

Room: B8

We propose an interdisciplinary Roadmap project, developing practical R&D strategies to address Science and Technology goals critical for sustainable development.  This is modelled on the successful Semiconductor Technology Roadmap, a pre-competitive global collaboration of semiconductor industries, systematically mapping research paths to advanced devices, (for academia, institutions and investors), under complex constraints of business, science, safety and environmental compliance.  Its concept suits a project on Sustainable Development, beginning with stakeholder consultation on broad goals, and then engaging multi-disciplinary science communities to propose realistic ways to address those goals.  Periodic review and updating keep the Roadmap linked with changing environments.

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Symposium: Unanswered key questions for biodiversity conservation

BIOTA/FAPESP Research Program (http://www.biota.org.br/)

Room: ANCH

Despite knowing about biodiversity’s importance for a long time, human activity has been causing massive extinctions. The current extinction rate may climb to 10,000 times the background rate during the next century, if present trends continue. Nevertheless some key questions are still unanswered: is a focus on biodiversity hotspots the best strategy for conservation in a scenario of climate changes? How can evolutionary adaptation be incorporated into conservation strategies? What are the relations between species diversity and ecosystem services? How is biodiversity related to emergence of infectious diseases? These are some of the topics to be discussed in this Symposium.


Technology Transfer Platform for Sustainable Development

The National Academy of Sciences Republic of Korea (NAS, ROK) and the Korean Federation of Sciences and Technology Societies (KOFST)

Room: AMEX

A new paradigm of sustainable development should be realizable when the needed technology and appropriate knowledge are provided for the developing countries to pursue their economical growth. Building a global mechanism for sustainable development requires the infrastructure for facilitates sharing of technology and innovation in a way that unites the global community and spurs collaboration. This session discusses significant issues on the establishment of such mechanisms of appropriate technology transfer, and the construction of collaborative networks and platforms.


Dr. Kil-Choo Moon, President, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)

Prof. Glaucia Mendes Souza, Professor, University of Sao Paulo

Dr. Hong kum Lee, President, Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI)

Dr. Jose Maria Silveira, Professor, Institute of Economics (IE), University of Campinas (UNICAMP)

Prof. Sang-Dai Park, Member, The National Academy of Sciences Republic of Korea (NAS ROK), President, Korean Federation of Sciences and Technology Societies (KOFST)

Prof. Dong-pil Min, Ambassador for Science and Technology, The National Academy of Sciences Republic of Korea (NAS ROK) (TBC)


Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development of Amazonia: a Brazilian Perspective

Brazilian Academy of Sciences

Room: RDC

The structure for this session would be the conceptual framework presented in the publication “Amazonia: Brazilian Challenge of the 21st Century – the Need for a Scientific and Technological Revolution”, produced by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. This document, the result of a study panel established by our Academy, proposes a new paradigm for the sustainable development of the Amazonia. In this region it is still possible to conceive sustainable models of production and consumption of the natural resources, which allow not only social and economical development of the region, but also the conservation of nature and the culture of the indigenous peoples who live there. There is no “model” to be copied, because there is not one developed tropical country, with an economy based on diversified natural resources, mainly based in forestry, which has an intensive use of high-quality S&T and a work force which has been educated and capacitated in the use of S&T.


Prof. Carlos Nobre

Prof. Bertha Becker

Prof. Adalberto Val

Dr. Luciano Coutinho


Evening session: 18.15-20.00

KEY EVENT: Women in science for sustainable development

UNESCO and L’Oréal Foundation

Room: Gym

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This side event will include a roundtable discussion on the role and contribution of women scientists to sustainable development. Several leading women scientists will share  information about their work, career development and how these factors contributes to the process of sustainable development.  The participants will include UNESCO-L’Oreal Laureates, and fellows, representatives from key international and regional networks and groups actively contributing to women’s involvement in science. The event will encourage discussions on the role of STI to facilitate viable solutions for human wellbeing, social inclusion and environmental sustainability. It will also serve to inspire young women to choose scientific careers which contribute to sustainable development. Chaired by a journalist specialized in science and environmental issues, the meeting will sensitize policy-makers and other stakeholders on initiatives that foster women’s contribution to sustainable development.


Sonia Bahri, UNESCO, Chief of Science Policy and Reform Section and ExecutiveSecretary of L’Oreal‐UNESCO Awards

Luisa Massarani, Museum of Life/Fiocruz and Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)
Regional Coordinator

Lilliam Margairata Alvarez Diaz, Inter‐American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS),
Executive Secretary of the Cuban Academy of Sciences and President of the National
Chapter of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World
(OWSD) (Cuba)

Belita Koiler, L’Oréal-UNESCO Laureate for Latin America 2005

Indira Nath, L’Oréal‐UNESCO Laureate (2002) for the Asia‐Pacific region and Member
of the Awards Jury (India)

Ameenah Gurib Fakim, L’Oréal‐UNESCO Laureate for Africa & Arab States
region (2007) (Mauritius)

Alice Abreu, International Council for Science (ICSU) Regional Coordinator for Rio+20 Initiative

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