Escola São Paulo de Ciência Avançada sobre Transdisciplinaridade para Mudanças Transformativas


Confirmed speakers

Alexander Turra

University of São Paulo

Full Professor, Oceanographic Institute, University of São Paulo (USP) & UNESCO Chair in Ocean Sustainability


University of Alberta

Full Professor and UNESCO Co-Chair in Collaboration for Indigenous-Led Research in Biodiversity Conservation, Health and Well-being

Alfredo Joly

University of Campinas, Brazil

Emeritus Professor, Chair of the Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, & Former Co-chair of the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel

Christopher Anderson

National University of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

IPBES expert on Multiple Values and Valuation of Nature


University of São Paulo, Brazil (Co-PI)

Associate Professor Forest Governance Research Group (GGF), IPBES Global Assessment expert & Co-organizer of the National Assessment on Traditional Peoples and Biodiversity in Brazil

Cristina Maria Azevedo

São Paulo State Secretariat on Environment, Infrastructure and Logistics

Adjunct coordinator on Environmental Planning, São Paulo State Secretariat on Environment, Infrastructure and Logistics (SEMIL).

Cristine Takua

Schools Alive

Philosopher and coordinator of the Ação Schools Alive with Selvagem, a cycle of studies on life.


University of Indiana, USA

Distinguished Professor & Co-chair of IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services


Federal University of São Paulo

Full Professor - Institute of Environmental, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP).


Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Full professor at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and UNESCO Chair in Futures Literacy at Museu do Amanhã, contributed to IPCC and IPBES.

F. Stuart (Terry) Chapin, III

University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA

Professor Emeritus of Ecology, Institute of Arctic Biology and Dept. of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA.

Fikret Berkes

University of Manitoba, Canada

Professor Emeritus at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. Participated in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, the UNDP Equator Initiative in conservation- development, and the IPBES

Jean Ometto

National Institute for Space Research, Brazil

Juliana Sampaio Farinaci

NGO Akarui, Brazil

AKARUI Research Coordinator, Former IPBES Fellow & Trained facilitator

Karen O’Brien

University of Oslo, Norway

Co-Founder and Chair of cCHANGE, A.S. (Consultancy on Transformation in a Changing Climate) & Co-chair of the IPBES Assessment on Transformative Change

Laila Sandroni

Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

Laura Pereira

Global Change Institute, South Africa

Associate Professor, Global Change Institute, Wits University, South Africa & Researcher at Stockholm Resilience Center, Sweden

Maria Cristina Freire

University of São Paulo, Brazil

Professor and curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of São Paulo


South American Institute for Resilience and Sustainability Studies (SARAS)

Associate Researcher at SARAS Institute and Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Sciences, Universidad de la República, Uruguay

Neidinha Bandeira

Kanindé ethno-environmental Defense Association, Brazil

Project Coordinator


University of West Indies, Barbados

Senior Lecture Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) & Former Chief Fisheries Officer, Ministry of Agriculture

Robson Possidônio

Fisherman and Caiçara leader

Fisherman and Caiçara leader (Trindade/RJ)

Sandra Waddock

Boston College, USA

Galligan Chair of Strategy, Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility, Professor of Management


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