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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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Simon Jude

Cranfield University
Senior Lecturer
The complex interactions between the environment, infrastructure, and society, and the decision-making challenges and opportunities that they pose, form the basis for Simon's research. Many of these issues represent ‘wicked problems’, requiring new approaches to decision-making. To address this, his research seeks to develop and evaluate new techniques, tools, and technologies to support improved decision-making. This involves working with researchers from a wide range of disciplines, including environmental science, economics, engineering, computing and mathematics, and includes the use of mixed quantiative/qualitative methods and post-normal science approaches.
Dr Simon Jude joined Cranfield University in May 2010 as a Research Fellow. Prior to joining Cranfield Simon was a postdoctoral researcher working in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research’s Coastal Research Programme, at the University of East Anglia. He also spent a period in in the offshore renewable energy industry where he held a research and development role developing spatial analysis tools to evaluate and mitigate the risks associated with offshore wind energy and subsea interconnector projects. He completed his MSc and PhD at the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia.