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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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Clovis Borges

Wildlife Research and Environmental Education Society - SPVS
Executive Director
Curitiba - Parana - Brazil
Clóvis Ricardo Schrappe Borges holds a B.Sc in Veterinary Medicine and M.Sc in Zoology from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR). He worked at the Capão da Imbuia Natural History Museum, developing mammals inventories from 1982 to 1984. In 1984 he co-founded the Wildlife Research and Environmental Education Institute (SPVS), and since then, has been the Executive Director. Awarded with the Ashoka Fellowship in 1989, and recognized as a brazilian leader by the Avina Foundation in 1998. He is a board member of the following environmental organizations: Ecotrópica Foundation, Instituto Homem Pantaneiro Foundation, Justice & Conservation Observatory, and Rã-bugio Institute. He is also a member of the Brazilian Network of Nature Conservation Experts, promoted by the Boticário Group Foundation. In 1998, he received the John and Harriet Dunning Award, recognizing Latin American conservationists. In 2008, Clóvis helped the creation of the LIFE Institute and the LIFE Certification methodology. Currently, he is a board member of the Institute. In 2017, he led the establishment of a conservation initiative called Atlantic Forest Great Reserve.