event 12 июн. 2021 time 07:30 15 июн. 2021 time 22:15 GMT+10

Conference// Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021

Hundreds of global experts and leaders from across disciplines, industries and sectors will gather at the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021) to share the latest in sustainability science and innovation to tackle the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges. The event will take place both online and onsite at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre, Brisbane, Australia from June 12 to 15 and will feature over one hundred sessions including scientific presentations, panel discussions, workshops and social events.


About SRI2021

SRI2021 will bring together over 1000 participants providing a unique opportunity to not only share knowledge but for expert participants to create new plans and strategies to advance sustainability pathways. The congress will cover themes including disaster and risk, climate adaptation, biodiversity, water and oceans, planetary health, Indigenous knowledge and much more.

For the first time, the congress will launch as a live virtual event with a diverse and innovative online program. In addition to the over one hundred sessions available throughout the day and night, thanks to the global reach of SRI and partners, the SRI2021 Online Package includes workshops, training and more.

Plenary speakers include: Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation; Meg Parsons, climate change adaptation specialist and IPCC author, University of Auckland; Joshua Gilbert, Australian Indigenous agriculturalist and innovator.

The congress will be opened by Paul Bertsch, Director of Land and Water, CSIRO; Tayanah O’Donnell, Director, Future Earth Australia (Australian Academy of Science); Erica Key, Executive Director, Belmont Forum; and Joshua Tewksbury, Interim Executive Director, Future Earth.

SRI is a joint initiative of Future Earth and the Belmont Forum. Australia, who hosts the Congress in 2021, has a unique role to play in the global community as a conduit between the Global North and the Global South, indigenous peoples and traditional sustainability practices. The local hosting consortium, led by Future Earth Australia and CSIRO, features academia and government partners from Brisbane and the State of Queensland to meet the breadth of the SRI2021 agenda.

The five pillars of the SRI2021 Congress
The five pillars of the SRI2021 Congress


The programme from June 12 to 15, featuring a variety of sessions, plenaries, networking opportunities and interactive events can be found here.

All registrants will access content and opportunities to connect prior, during and after SRI2021, making the congress the foremost home of sustainability research, innovation and practice. Pre-congress offerings include SRI Talks, trainings and other engagements. An overview can be found here.

The WEF Nexus at SRI2021

Following sessions are directly related to the water-energy-food nexus:


You can find all information on how to register, scholarships, ticket prices etc. here.


SRI2021 has created dedicated scholarships and funds with our partners to support professionals in low- an middle-income countries, practitioners and scholars working on topics related to sustainable urbanization and food-water-energy nexus, and early career professionals.

For more information on eligibility, requirements and to apply, visit the links to the various opportunities below:


In case of questions or comments, send an e-mail to sri@futureearth.org.

More Information

You can find all information on the event website. You can also follow the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram. Moreover, you can register for their newsletter.

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