Morning Plenary (8:30-10:00)

Human Interactions with Climate
: Heide Hackman (Director of Future Africa and Strategic Advisor on Transdisciplinarity and Global Knowledge Networks at the University of Pretoria, South Africa)

  • Tasneem Essop (Executive Director, Climate Action Network - International) - Remotely: How to deal with climate extremes, especially in terms of inequality and climate injustice
  • Saleemul Huq (Director International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Independent University Bangladesh) - Remotely: Attribution of climate change, especially in the Global South and in support of Loss and Damage 
  • Aromar Revi (Director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements - IIHS) - Remotely (TBC) : Building a bridge between climate science and accelerated climate action

Panel discussion: Human Interactions with Climate - a dialogue covering behavioral, social, economic and political dimensions
Moderator: Mercedes Bustamante (Professor, University of Brasilia and Coordination of the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel, Brazilian Ministry of Education)


  • Laurice Jamero (Climate Change, Adaptation and Resilience Expert - Klima Laboratory, Manila Observatory and Asia Foundation Development Fellow)
  • Osvaldo Moraes (Director of Climate and Sustainability of the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology) - Remotely
  • Ousmane Ndiaye (Director of Meteorology of the Senegal National Agency for Civil Aviation and Meteorology - ANACIM) - Remotely
  • Flavien Joubert (Minister for Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment of Seychelles) - Remotely

Evening Dialogue (18:00-18:45)

Perspectives of Transformational Challenges - Examples from the Global South
Chair: Maria Ivanova (Director of the School of Public Policy and urban Affairs - Northeastern University; Professor of Public Policy)

  • Maxwell Gomera (UNDP representative of Rwanda): Equitable Transformation: Uniting for Climate Resilience in the Global South
  • Abou Amani (Director, Intergovernmental Hydrological Program) - Remotely: Water security under a Changing Environment
  • Discussion


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