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 (Title to be confirmed)
  • Aromar Revi (Director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements - IIHS) (Title to be confirmed)

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)
  • Anna Stewart Ibarra (Executive Director, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research - IAI) - 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; Professor of Public Policy)

  • Maxwell Gomera (UNDP representative of Rwanda)
  • Abou Amani (Director, Intergovernmental Hydrological Program) - Remotely

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