01/12 02/12 03/12
09:00 BRT Opening ceremony and
Vanessa Nadali
Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea), Brazil

SDG 11: “Sustainable Cities and Communities: what Brazil's Portrait Shows"
Plenary #3:
Prof. Fengling Zhang
Linköping University, Sweden

SDG 07: “Organic devices for energy conversion and storage”
Plenary #5:
Dr. Omar Hernandez
United Nations Academic Impact

SDG 04: “Fostering Inclusion through Higher Education”

SDG 11 Invited Speakers
(09:00 - 12:30):

Prof. Josep Miquel Piqué
Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain
Title: "Sustainable cities and communities"

Nelson Saule Junior
Instituto Pólis
Title: "Right to Sustainable Cities"

Prof. António Lopes
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Title: "Climate Change, Cities and Sustainable Communities"

Prof. Laura Sarmiento
Centro de investigaciones y estudios sobre cultura y sociedade - CONICET, Argentina
Title: "Sustainable cities and communities: the feminist management of habitat and virtual territoriality"

10:00 BRT Panel sessions

SDG 04 Invited Speakers:

Prof. Gustavo Fischman
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College - Arizona State University, USA
Title: “What type of educational systems do we need to achieve SDG 4?

Prof. Robert Evan Verhine
Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
Title: “Quality assurance in higher education”

Raquel de Oliveira
UNESCO - Education and Public Policy
Title: “SDGs - a global agenda for a new social contract throughout Education”

Panel sessions

SDG 05 Roundtable Participants:

Ângela Couto Machado Fonseca
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil

Mariléa de Almeida
Fundação Educacional Rosemar Pimentel, Brazil

Prof. Else Vieira
Queen Mary University of London, England
Panel sessions

SDG 04 Invited Speakers:

Dr. Poonam Singh Nigam
Ulster University, UK

Title: “Transnational Education Achievements and Prospects: Role of International Tertiary Education “
SDG 16 Roundtable Participants:

Prof. Jay Bernstein
The New School for Social Research, USA

Prof. Irene Spigno
Academia Interamericana de Direitos Humanos, Mexico

Prof. Melina Girardi Facchin
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
SDG 07 Invited Speakers:

Prof. Satinder Kaur Brar
York University, Canada
Title: “Biohydrogen production processes”

Prof. Claudio José da Mota
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Title: “CO2 capture and conversion to sustainable fuels and platform chemicals”

Prof. Marlus Koehler
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
Title: “Advances in organic solar cells”

Prof. Gustavo Henrique Costa Oliveira
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil

& Patrick Lanusse
Université de Bordeaux, France
Title: “Fractional order robust control and applications”
SDG 07 Invited Speakers:

Prof. Martin Mittelbach
University of Graz, Austria
Title: “Diesel fuels from vegetable oils”

Rafal M. Bogel-Lukasik
Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, Portugal
Prof. Luiz Pereira Ramos
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
Title: “Second-generation biofuels”

Carlos Ricardo Soccol
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
Title: “Microbial biodiesel”

Prof. José Viriato Coelho Vargas
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
Júan C. Ordonez
Florida State University
Title: “Biofuels from microalgae”

Prof. Claudiney Soares Cordeiro
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
Prof. Frank Cheng
Idaho University, USA
Title: “Sulfonated pseudo-nanocrystalline graphite: a new heterogeneous catalyst for esterification reactions”
SDG 14 Roundtable Participants:

Prof. Rosana Moreira Rocha
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil

Prof. Carolina Arruda de Oliveira Freire
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil

Prof. Helena Cristina da Silva Assis
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
Title: "Challenges for the Conservation of the Aquatic Ecosystems"

SDG 15 Invited Speakers:

Prof. Marcia Cristina Mendes Marques
Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
Title: “The Ecological Restoration in the SDG: opportunities and challenges”

Matheus Couto
UNEP-WCMC Brazil Programme Officer
Title: “The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration”

12:30 BRT Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break
14:00 BRT Plenary #2:

Prof. Carlos Afonso Nobre
Institute of Advanced Studies - IAE-USP; previously: INPE, Brazil
SDG 13: “The Amazon near a Tipping Point. The need of an innovative standing forests bioeconomy”
Plenary #4:
Prof. Silvia Saboia Martins
Columbia University, USA
SDG 03: “Covid-19, well-being and substance use”
Plenary #6:
Prof. Guillermo Anlló
UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean
SDG 17: “ODS and the challenges of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in the region”

Prof. Johan Schot
Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges, Holland
SDG 17: Mobilizing the power of transformative research for addressing the SDGs

15:00 BRT
18:00 BRT
Panel sessions

SDG 14 & SDG 15 Invited Speakers:

Peter Leimgruber
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, USA
Title: Life on Land-Conservation Science Contributions

Rafael Almeida Magris
Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), Brazil
Title: Towards the achievement of global conservation goals for the Ocean in Brazil

Prof. Carlos Alfredo Joly
Universidade de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
Title: "Strengthen science and governance (policy) in biodiversity and ecosystem services”
Panel sessions

SDG 03 Invited Speakers:

Prof. Rainer Schwarting
Universität Marburg, Germany
Title: Pleasures, pains and brains

Prof. Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko
Title: Developing a sustainable USA national strategy for promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices

Prof. Emily Murphy
West Virginia University, USA
Title: Coronary Artery Risk Detection
General discussion and closing ceremony (UNESCO)
SDG 12 Invited Speakers:
Stephanie von Stein - GFI
Title: Alternative Meats: A Responsible and Sustainable Source of Protein for a Crowded Planet

SDG 11 Invited Speakers:
Prof. Hugo Romero
Universidad de Chile, Chile
Title: “Socio-environmental problems in Latin American cities”

Prof. Matthew Slaats
Virginia University, USA
Title: "Solidarity Economy, Sustainable Cities and Communities"

Prof. Carlos Brandão
IPPUR – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Title: "Spaces of destitution, urban policies, sustainable cities and communities”
SDG 12 Roundtable Participants:
Prof. Germano Glufke Reis
(Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil)
Title: “Cultured Meat will change Meat Production and Consumption”

Prof. Carla Forte Maiolino Molento
(Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil)
Title: “Animal Welfare and Meat Production”

DVM, MSc Jennifer Biscarra Bellio – LABEA, UFPR
Title: Cellular Animal Science and University degrees in veterinary and animal sciences

Prof. Rodrigo Morais da Silva
(Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste, Brazil)
Title: “Social Issues in Meat Production and Consumption”

SDG 13 Roundtable Participants:
Prof. Paulo Eduardo Artaxo Netto
Universidade de São Paulo - USP, Brazil
Title: “The climate change science and the construction of a sustainable world”

Thelma Krug
Vice-Chair of the IPCC; previously: INPE
Title: “Climate science: global efforts and domestic actions - are these enough?”

Prof. Marcos Heil Costa
Universidade Federal de Viçosa - UFV
Title: “Carbon Dioxide Removal and Nature Based Solutions to Combat Climate Change”

Prof. Gilberto Fernando Fisch
Universidade de Taubate - UNITAU; previously: Centro Técnico Aeroespacial - CTA
Title: “Amazonia and South of Brazil: coupling by aerial rivers and possible effects of deforestation”

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Important Dates


October 15th to December 03rd, 2021

Deadline for submissions

November 19th, 2021

Notification of acceptance/rejection

November 26th, 2021