IAF GNF Session: Polycrisis Linked to Climate Change: from Shortages to Socio–Economic Impacts on Future Generations

Day: Thursday 25 May 2023
Time: 11:00 - 11:50
Location: Kobenhavn & Stockholm room, Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

The climate change phenomenon is triggering a series of global polycrisis. Natural disasters and extreme weather are increasing the natural resources crisis that is providing a collapse of a systemically important supply chain and raising living costs. Some of these risks are already reaching the tipping point. The extreme events, the heat and the drought our planet is already experiencing are warning signals that our lives' sustainability is incompatible with the available resources. What are the main challenges these risks are causing? Can governments, global actors and civic society play in advance and prevent the escalation of new threats? How can civil actors build a long-term plan to minimize the impacts of these shortages on future generations? This panel aims to address the responsibility of several civil actors towards future generations, looking at the effects of climate change from different angles.

This session is organized by

European Space Agency


Maria Gabriella SARAH

Strategy and Foresight Department, European Space Agency (ESA)



Jean François DONZIER

Secretary General and Former General Director of the International Office for Water, Global Alliance for Water and Climate



Head of Sustainability and Corporate Support, ArianeGroup SAS



Head of Sustainable Development, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)


Hilde RØED

Senior Vice President Climate and Sustainability, Equinor


Laetitia THIRION

Professor in Remote Sensing, Specialist in Forest Fires, Centrale Supelec Engineering School