The following are virtual-only and not hosted at the U.S. Center.
A Symposium on the Intersection of Earth Observation from Space and Climate Change: U.S. and European Opportunities and Challenges
November 1, 2021 at 9 a.m. EDT
The U.S.-EU event will highlight opportunities for cooperation on science and technology between the U.S. and European space stakeholders while promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The virtual roundtable will give U.S. and European space partners an opportunity to review potential trans-Atlantic, joint Earth observation satellite missions, including new NASA partnerships under the recently announced NASA Earth System Observatory (ESO) Program. Additionally, the dialogue will touch on other related Earth observation topics, such as the growing role of the private sector in the design and operation of new Earth observation constellations.
The Use of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge in Climate Change Strategies
November 3, 2021 at 2 p.m. EDT
The risks posed by climate change, and in particular climate’s impact on marginalized communities, have further exposed the linkages between climate change, environmental degradation, racism, and social injustice. Often missing from conversations focused on these injustices, however, is an awareness of the agency and knowledge that Indigenous communities bring to climate response. As the global community ramps up efforts to address climate change, incorporating Indigenous knowledge into those efforts could serve to inform scientific best practices for climate resilience and boost multi-stakeholder engagement at local, regional, and national levels.
How can Indigenous knowledge help shape efforts to address climate change? What kinds of partnerships can ensure that Indigenous knowledge is incorporated into decision-making at various levels (i.e., from the local to national and international)? Join us for a discussion with leaders who are working to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into climate decision-making.