25 November 2013

World Science Forum 2013 

IIASA Director General and CEO Professor Dr. Pavel Kabat gives a keynote speech on 26 November at the 2013 World Science Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

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The theme of the 2013 World Science Forum, running from 24 to 27 November in Rio de Janeiro, is “Science for Global Sustainable Development.” The meeting, co-organized by an international consortium including the Brazilian and Hungarian Academies of Science, UNESCO, ICSU, AAAS, and the Academy of Sciences for the Development World (TWAS) follows up on recommendations approved during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). Discussions at the forum will focus on issues such as inequalities as barriers for global sustainability, science policy and governance, scientific integrity, science for natural resources, science and engineering education and the fundamental roles of science in innovation. 

On Tuesday, 26 November, Kabat will join Chunli Bai, President, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ernesto Julio Calvo, Director, INQUIMAE, Marcia McNutt, Editor-in-Chief, Science and Luis Eugenio de Melo, Vale, Brazil in a plenary session entitled “Science for Natural Resources.” 

During his trip to Brazil, Kabat will also meet with Jacob Palis, President of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Janos Ader, President of Hungary, Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, Dr Alan Leshner, CEO and Executive Publisher Science, Dr Onishi Takashi, President Science Council of Japan, Dr Glaucius Oliva, President, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPQ) of Brazil and Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Advisor to President Barroso.

Brazil has been a member of IIASA since 2011, and the Center for Strategic Studies and Management Science, Technology and Innovation (CGEE) is Brazil’s National Member Organization (NMO). IIASA’s council member representing Brazil, Carlos Nobre, will accompany Kabat on numerous meetings with Brazilian ministers and institutes to discuss the ongoing collaborations IIASA has with Brazil.

IIASA and Brazil

Brazilian researchers and stakeholders are significant partners in many of IIASA’s flagship research programs: Brazilian scientists and organizations were key contributors to the Global Energy Assessment (GEA), for example. In addition, IIASA research on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) policies has focused on and involved Brazil and Brazilian government organizations and stakeholders.  IIASA’s Greenhouse gas-Air pollution Interactions and Synergies (GAINS) model has been applied in Brazil to meet the needs of national decision makers on resource, technology, urban planning, and land use policy planning. And IIASA's MESSAGE model helped Brazil plan for its future energy needs.

Read more about Brazil’s connections to IIASA.

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