An annual virtual conference on research and innovation in achieving a sustainable future.         

Date: Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Time: 20:00 (UTC+8)

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In this global conference hosted by Springer Nature and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), policymakers, government representatives, UN officials, as well as leading scientists from around the world discussed the role of science in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

WorldFish’s Global Lead in Nutrition and Public Health Shakuntala Thilsted joined the session on ‘Food Systems: Aquatic and Terrestrial Food’ to draw on her expertise as the UN Food Systems Summit Vice Chair of Action Track 4 ‘Advancing equitable livelihoods,’ to highlight the critical importance of advancing research and innovations in aquatic food systems and prioritizing action plans to further include their diverse benefits in the global food systems agenda.


Opening Remarks:

Magdalena Skipper, Editor in Chief, Nature



Food Systems: Aquatic and Terrestrial Food 

Moderated by Phoebe Koundouri, University Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business

Climate Finance 

Moderated by Ehsan Masood, Bureau Chief, Editorials, Middle East and Africa Nature, Nature

Universal Health 

Moderated by Tanya Lewis, Health & Medicine Editor, Scientific American


Closing remarks:

Laura Helmuth, Editor in Chief, Scientific American

Jeffrey Sachs, President, United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)


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2nd Annual Science for a Sustainable Future Conference