University of Wisconsin–Madison

Weston Roundtable: Sustainability and Science in the Anthropocene

Exponential changes of the human-dominated age bring great challenges for the contribution of science to society. Successful transition to any form of sustainability in climate, food, water, energy, finance, and health, if done at scale, will require rapid increases in integrated science; timely, co-designed knowledge, and focused innovation. Current structures are not well equipped to serve this need. Our speaker will explore the challenges posed by global change, the institutional hurdles we face, and the emerging structures, communities, and networks that are tackling these challenges.