Open Access Session: The Earth-Humanity Coalition with The Club of Rome

Session sponsored by:

The realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development led to the proclamation of the International Decade of Sciences for Sustainable Development (IDSSD) following the success of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD). The Earth-Humanity Coalition, functioning under the umbrella of the Decade, brings together organizations from all parts of the world and all areas of sciences, arts and humanities, to build upon the foundations laid by IYBSSD. It activates the Web of Earth-Humanity Sciences, a worldwide network of thousands of hubs at the local, national, and global levels in basic, applied, social, and humanistic sciences to address the existential challenges facing humanity in the 21st century by using approaches that integrate multi-, inter-, and trans-disciplinary research, as well as traditional knowledge and cultural and artistic practices. The ambition is to catalyze transformative changes worldwide by 2033, enhancing the global capacity to address crises and contribute to a sustainable planet.


  • Carlos Alvarez Pereira, Secretary General, The Club of Rome


  • Paul Shrivastava, Professor, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Lesley Green, Professor, University of Cape Town
  • Gabriela Barreto Lemos, Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Michel Spiro, President, IUPAP
  • Amal Kasry, Chief of Section for Basic Science, Research Innovation and Engineering, Division of Basic Science and Science Policy, Natural Sciences Sector, UNESCO
  • Sharachchandra Lele, Distinguished Fellow, Environmental Policy & Governance, ATREE

When: 10 June 15:45 – 17:15

Where (if you are attending onsite): Aalto University | Undergraduate Centre | Otakaari 1 | Y313

The Earth-Humanity Coalition is in collaboration with these organizations: