Plenary Speakers

Prof. Carlos Afonso Nobre - National Institute of Space Research (INPE)

Plenary: The Amazon near a Tipping Point. The need of an innovative standing forests bioeconomy

SDG 13 - Climate action

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Prof. Fengling Zhang - Linköping University

Plenary: Organic devices for energy conversion and storage

SDG 7 - Affordable and clean energy

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Prof. Guillermo Anlló - UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean

Plenary: ODS and the challenges of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in the region

SDG 17 - Partnerships

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Prof. Johan Schot - Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges

Plenary: Mobilizing the power of transformative research for addressing the SDGs

SDG 17 - Partnerships

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Dr. Omar Hernandez - United Nations Academic Impact

Plenary: Fostering Inclusion through Higher Education

SDG 4 - Quality education

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Prof. Silvia Saboia Martins - Columbia University

Plenary: "Covid-19, well-being and substance use"

SDG 3 - Good health and well-being

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Vanessa Nadali - Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea), Brazil

Plenary: Sustainable Cities and Communities: what Brazil's Portrait Shows

SDG 11 - Sustainable cities and communities

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About the SEE-U

December 1-3, 2021

Virtual Event - Free attendance

It has been 25 years since the creation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda. Onwards, the challenges faced by contemporary societies have become more complex: food insecurity, increasing poverty, limited natural resources, climate change, social inequalities, and so on.

In this scenario, highlighted by the pandemic, the social and scientific role of universities was put to the test and the importance of cooperation among different producers of knowledge to find solutions to face all the challenges became undeniable.

For this reason, Universidade Federal do Parana organized the first SEE-U: Sustainable Development Goals, a global scientific conference at UFPR. SEE-U aims to discuss ways to promote the engagement of universities, communities, and policymakers in creating strategies to tackle the global challenges faced by our world, by accomplishing the SDGs.

SEE-U: Sustainable Development Goals, a global scientific conference at UFPR will feature lectures by experts in the different fields in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) spectrum. The Conference is open to the public and there is no cost to attend and to submit papers as well. This virtual meeting begins each day at 09:00 BRT. Registration is now open. A recording of the symposium will be available for public viewing on our YouTube Channel shortly after the live event.

For more information on the Sustainable Development Goals please visit:

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Important Dates


October 15th to December 03rd, 2021

Deadline for submissions

November 19th, 2021

Notification of acceptance/rejection

November 26th, 2021