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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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Ruth Callaway

Swansea University
Senior research scientist, Biosciences
Swansea, Wales, UK

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Ruth Callaway is a marine ecologist. Her research focuses on the biodiversity of the seafloor and shores. Currently, she is working on improving marine infrastructure like sea defences so that they become more valuable habitat for marine species (SEACAMS2 and Ecostructure projects; https://www.swansea.ac.uk/bioscience/seacams-2/mumbles-sea-hive-project/; http://www.ecostructureproject.eu/). She characterised the faunal communities of entire sea areas from Swansea Bay to the North Sea and explored human impacts like fishing on biodiversity as well as natural impacts like waves and currents. She is keen to combine science and art  For her, developing projects that allow us to communicate across disciplines is a way to connect with the natural environment, and thereby address societal challenges like climate change at a local level (https://lookingtheotherway.org/). She is involved in the integration of research with societal needs; H2020 project GRRIP (https://grrip.eu/).