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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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Gabriel Labbate

UN Environment Programme
Head of Climate Mitigation Unit and REDD+ Global Team Leader
I am the UN-REDD Global Team Leader at UNEP. I have built more than 20 years of experience with multilateral organizations and the private sector. My current professional work concentrates on carbon markets and Nature-Based Solutions to climate change. I lead the work of UNEP on private sector investments in forest-based mitigation and represent the organization at the ICAO´s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

I possess a solid background on social and environmental issues that are key to sustainability. I believe in the importance of action now, adaptive management and critical-thinking. Some of my other credentials, include:

• Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences
• Master of Arts in Economics
• Master of Sciences in Biology