WAAS@60 Conference – A Planetary Moment (15/2/21)

As an elected-fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS), Prof. Koundouri participated at the WAAS@60 Conference – A Planetary Moment on 15/2 in a discussion on “Why WAAS? – Inventing the Future” and on 17/2 on “Leadership for Planetary Momentum”

In her speech she focused on the need to design a post-COVID era to align with the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. Public investments should be oriented toward sustainable industries and the digital economy and should spur complementary private investments. A major goal of the recovery should be an unprecedented commitment to reskilling and upskilling people, including the skills to prepare workers for the green (renewables, nature-based solutions and circular economy) digital economy. WAAS has a central leadership role to play in the relevant interdisciplinary capacity building for all stakeholders: researchers and scientists, politicians, policy-makers, businesses, financial institutions, civil society and most importantly the youth!



Why WAAS? – Inventing the Future

(18:15 – 19:45 CET)

Moderator: Donato KINIGER-PASSIGLI, Vice President, World Academy of Art & Science


  • Chantal-Line CARPENTIER, Chief, UN Conference on Trade & Development, New York; FWAAS
  • Ketan PATEL, CEO and Founder, Greater Pacific Capital; FWAAS
  • Phoebe KOUNDOURI, President, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists; FWAAS
  • Marcel VAN DE VOORDE, Professor, Delft University of Technology, Belgium;Trustee, WAAS
  • Sergio SCAPAGNINI, President & Founder, Indrapur Cinematografica; AFWAAS
  • Marco VITIELLO, Founder & Co-president, Youth Leadership Network, JFWAAS

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=10638&v=_tL7EZFyC0o&feature=youtu.be

Learn more at: http://worldacademy.org/ga-waas60/   


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