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Welcome to the Science Summit at UNGA76, a major contribution to advancing Science for the UN SDGs. Online from 14- September - 5 October 2021.
ISC will organise the second edition of the UNGA76 Science Summit around the 76th United Nations General Assembly (SSUNGA76) in September 2021. The objective of the virtual meeting will be to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It will demonstrate initiatives that provide models for global science mechanisms and activities in support of the SDGs, particularly in science infrastructure and capacity building. Science is and will enable sustainable economic, environmental, and societal development. Science is more than a funding prioritisation exercise: science is impacting all areas of policy-making and is playing a more critical role in how policy objectives are achieved and the consequent benefit to people everywhere, including responses to global challenges.
Engagement with policy leadership is more important than ever: UNGA76 is a unique forum for science to demonstrate how policy and political leadership can benefit from innovation. Central to this is the role of nonstate actors and the multilateral fora, which increasingly determine how priorities are set. Science needs to be part of this dialogue and inform outputs through thought leadership, evidence, insights, analysis, and innovation.

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Claire Lajaunie

Inserm, LPED/Affiliate researcher at SCELG Strathclyde

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Claire Lajaunie, Doctor of Law, HDR-accreditation to supervise research- (Aix-Marseille University) holds a Master of Science in rural Development (SOAS, University of London). She investigates the inter-linkages between biodiversity and health and their evolution due to global changes through the study on Global Environmental Law, governance and the associated ethical issues. She is working for the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research at the LPED – Population-Environment-Development Laboratory in Marseille, France. She is also Affiliate Researcher at the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance. Claire is a member of the Scientific Committee of the CDC Biodiversité (subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignation) and a member of the Expert Working group on Biodiversity and Pandemics for Eklipse (eklipse.eu). She is in the roster of experts for FAO Legal Services for Development as a Specialist of One Health. Claire is also co-investigator on the One Ocean Hub and leads its French team and she is involved in various projects in Southeast Asia notably the OneHealthSEA project "One Health in practice in Southeast Asia Zoonoses and socio-environmental changes" (funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and a member of its monitoring committee. She co-authored several publications and notably a book on “Biodiversity and Health: Linking Life, Ecosystems and Societies” published in 2017 by Iste Press-Elsevier, co-edited a book on “Biodiversity Conservation in Southeast Asia” (Routledge, 2017) and a book on” Law, public policies and complex systems networks in action” (Springer, 2019).