NCSE Drawdown 2021 Agenda

NCSE Drawdown 2021 Conference

NCSE Drawdown 2021 Agenda

All times are Eastern Time. 

Monday, January 4, 2021

Asynchronous Watching Day

Recorded presentations by keynote and plenary speakers, concurrent session presenters, flash talk presenters, and poster presenters will be available for watching. Attendees will be able to ask questions and share reactions during the live sessions during the conference.

 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

From Research to Action: Heat, Water, Systems, and Solutions

10:00–11:00 a.m. Networking
11:00–11:50 a.m.

NCSE Welcome
Valerie Luzadis
, Chair, NCSE Board of Directors; Professor, The State University of New York, ESF

Opening Remarks
Michelle Wyman
, Executive Director, National Council for Science and the Environment

Keynote
Inger Andersen
, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme

11:50 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Transition
12:00–12:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
Letters in parentheses refer to a session's thematic pathway. Conference attendees can view a 20-minute prerecorded presentation in advance of the conference. During this time, the presenters will provide a brief synopsis of their recorded remarks and the moderator will lead the panel to answer questions and engage with attendees in real time.

  • Solutions to Quench the World’s Thirst – Solving Water Scarcity (A)
  • Decision Tools for Systems-of-Systems Approaches to Environmental Security (B)
  • Smart Systems to Decarbonize Industry (B)
  • Climate Change Indicators for Agriculture: Understanding Risks and Impacts (C)
  • RISAs, Climate Hubs & CASCs: Federal Coordination Across Regional Networks (C)
  • The Emergence of Local Scale Climate Action and Policy: Why, How, and Who (D)
  • Learning From Living Labs: Regenerative Social-Ecological Research and Teaching (E)
  • Key Competencies in Sustainability – Areas of Convergence and Next Steps (E)
12:30–1:00 p.m. Break
1:00–2:30 p.m.

Flash Talks, Poster Presentations, and Virtual Exhibit Hall
Conference attendees can view a prerecorded presentation of the flash talks and poster presentations in advance of the conference. During this time, the presenters will answer questions and engage with attendees in real time.

2:30–3:00 p.m. Break
3:00–4:00 p.m.

John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture on Science, Policy, and the Environment
To be announced

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Networking

Pathway Synthesis Workshops

  • A: Addressing Water Scarcity
  • B: Data and Technology Innovation for Climate Solutions and Sustainability
  • C: Traversing the Science Policy Interface in the Context of a Changing Climate    
  • D: Diverse Perspectives and Shared Approaches in Resilience and Sustainability
  • E: Innovative Practices for Sustainability Education

 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

From Research to Action: Heat, Water, Systems, and Solutions

10:00–11:00 a.m. Networking
11:00–11:50 a.m.

Plenary
To be announced 

11:50 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Transition
12:00–12:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
Letters in parentheses refer to a session's thematic pathway. Conference attendees can view a 20-minute prerecorded presentation in advance of the conference. During this time, the presenters will provide a brief synopsis of their recorded remarks and the moderator will lead the panel to answer questions and engage with attendees in real time. 

  • After COVID-19, What? Community Colleges from 4 U.S. regions respond (G)
  • Evolution of California's Scientific Response in the Wake of a Pandemic (G)
  • Irrigation Modernization: How to Keep the Water Flowing for Food, Farms and Fish (H)
  • Research and Practice Connecting Hazard Mitigation and Adaptation Planning (I)
  • COVID-19 in Indian Country: Challenges and Innovations (I)
  • Business Disruption, COVID-19, and Climate: Impacts of Disasters on Resilience (I)
12:30–1:00 p.m. Break
1:00–2:30 p.m. Flash Talks, Poster Presentations, and Virtual Exhibit Hall
Conference attendees can view a prerecorded presentation of the flash talks and poster presentations in advance of the conference. During this time, the presenters will answer questions and engage with attendees in real time.
2:30–3:00 p.m. Break
3:00–4:00 p.m.

NCSE Lifetime Achievement Award
Christiana Figueres, Founding Partner, Global Optimism; Former Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Warren Washington, Distinguished Scholar, National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Networking

Pathway Synthesis Workshops

  • F: Improving Water Quality
  • G: Colleges Countering COVID
  • H: Governance in a Changing World: Food, Energy and Water
  • I: Climate and COVID: The Combined Impacts of Multiple Stressors

 

Thursday, January 7, 2021

From Research to Action: Naming the Future We Want

10:00–11:00 a.m. Networking
11:00–11:50 a.m. Keynote
To be announced
11:50 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Transition
12:00–12:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
Letters in parentheses refer to a session's thematic pathway. Conference attendees can view a 20-minute prerecorded presentation in advance of the conference. During this time, the presenters will provide a brief synopsis of their recorded remarks and the moderator will lead the panel to answer questions and engage with attendees in real time. 

  • Communicating in Crisis: Sharing Research Related to COVID-19 (C)
  • Colorado River Sustainability: Epicenter of Science, Environment, and Policy (C)
  • Strengthening Sustainability Programs and Curricula in Higher Education (E)
  • Advancing Urban Heat Resilience (I)
  • The Costs and Losses of Wildfires – Investment Solutions vs. Reactive Management (I)
12:30–1:00 p.m. Break
1:00–2:30 p.m.

Student Poster Presentations, Student Career Workshop, and Virtual Exhibit Hall
Conference attendees can view prerecorded poster presentations in advance of the conference. During this time, the presenters will answer questions and engage with attendees in real time.

2:30–3:00 p.m. Break
3:00–5:00 p.m.

Keynote
To be announced

Joint Announcements from NCSE and Project Drawdown
Michelle Wyman, Executive Director, National Council for Science and the Environment
Chad Frischmann, Research Director, Project Drawdown

Project Drawdown Opening Keynote: Achieving our Global Goals through Drawdown’s System of Solutions
Chad Frischmann, Research Director, Project Drawdown

 

Friday, January 8, 2021

From Research to Action: Solutions for People and Planet

Keynote: Solutions for a Regenerative Economy that Works for All
To be announced

"Latest Research" Session Viewing
Each prerecorded session is 30 minutes.

  • Keynote: Linking Climate Solutions to Poverty Alleviation
  • Keynote: Linking Climate Solutions to Health Outcomes
  • Keynote: Linking Climate Solutions to Economic Development
  • Keynote: Linking Climate Solutions to Food Systems
  • Keynote: Linking Climate Solutions to Reduced Inequalities
  • Panel: Drawdown’s System of Solutions Helps Achieve the SDGs
  • Panel: Nature-based Solutions
  • Panel: Ocean Solutions
  • Panel: Built Environment Solutions
  • Panel: From Production to Consumption – Solutions for a Circular Economy

Working Brainstorm Session

Participants will work with a group in a breakout room to share their thoughts on the sessions they participated in and to brainstorm discussion topics for the Unconference Workshop Session in the afternoon.

Networking Lunch and Brainstorm

Following a prompted walk/stretch/guided activity, participants will be assigned to a virtual lunch table.

Plenary Q&A Session for Speaker-Participant Discussion

Facilitated discussion session to address theme specific and cross cutting questions developed by groups during the brainstorming session in preparation for the Unconference Workshop Session. 

Break

Unconference Workshop Sessions

Participants will work with a group to explore a question/discussion topic emerged from the brainstorming session in an unconference format. Workshop outcomes will be surfaced and shared for all conference participants.

Keynote: Vision for the Future We Want
To be announced

 

Saturday, January 9, 2021

From Research to Action: Creating the Future We Choose

Keynote: Drawdown 2.0: Accelerating Solutions
Jonathan Foley
, Executive Director, Project Drawdown

"Call to Action" Session Viewing
Each prerecorded session is 30 minutes.

  • Joining the Drawdown Global Collaborative
  • Drawdown Global Knowledge Platform
  • Amplifying Voices and Sharing Understanding
  • Advancing Drawdown and the SDGs
  • Accelerating Justice, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Inspiring Private-sector Action
  • Engaging Communities and CSOs
  • Creating Climate Opportunities

Working Brainstorm Session

Participants will work with a group in a breakout room to share their thoughts on the sessions they participated in and to brainstorm discussion topics for the Unconference Workshop Session in the afternoon.

Networking Lunch and Brainstorm

Following a prompted walk/stretch/guided activity, participants will be assigned to a virtual lunch table.

Plenary Q&A Session for Speaker-Participant Discussion

Facilitated discussion session to address theme specific and cross cutting questions developed by groups during the brainstorming session in preparation for the Unconference Workshop Session. 

Break

Unconference Workshop Sessions

Participants will work with a group to explore a question/discussion topic emerged from the brainstorming session in an unconference format. Workshop outcomes will be surfaced and shared for all conference participants.

Keynote: Vision for the Future We Choose to Create
To be announced

 

 

Schedule subject to change.