ACCO, ISSP and the Global Congress Planning Council have announced a program agenda featuring 25 working sessions organized in 5 program tracks. Please select the track to learn more about the working sessions taking place in each track:
Track A: Elevating the Climate Change & Sustainability Occupations Visibility, investment, influence — all of these have increased exponentially for climate change and sustainability professionals in every sector, yet too often we remain marginalized and under-resourced. To increase our impact as individuals and as a profession, we must act together to advance our status and role in society. Click here to read the full session details for this track.
Track B: Integrating Climate Change & Sustainability into Other Occupations Building organization-wide capacity and driving enterprise action requires embedding knowledge and requirements across a broad spectrum of professions and business units. This track will feature discussions on bridging the knowledge gap between climate change and sustainability professionals, and other fields of practice, as well as strategies for mapping organizations, identifying key departments and individuals, and engaging other professional societies and credentialing bodies. Click here to read the full session details for this track.
Track C: Shaping the Market Demand for Professionals & Practices What can climate change and sustainability professionals do to make the business case for the occupations and their practices? How can the field influence the financial and accounting sectors, and align institutional efforts with international climate change and sustainable development goals? These questions will be at the heart of discussions in this track. Click here to read the full session details for this track.
Track D: Advancing Decision-Support Resources & Tools Thousands of resources and tools have been developed by and for the public, private, non-profit and academic sectors. But do these resources meet the needs of decision-makers and practitioners? Is there sufficient economic modeling available to inform decision-making? These questions, and discussions on the standards and methodologies that need to be developed for using data, will be featured in this track. Click here to read the full session details for this track.
Track E: Addressing Critical Social Challenges: Public Health, Equity & Inclusion What is the role and responsibility of climate change and sustainability professionals in addressing equity, environmental justice and public health? How can institutions and individuals quantify social good and compare it to profit and other metrics? These questions, along with an evaluation of the roles of our fields in advancing public awareness, will be examined during the following sessions. Click here to read the full session details for this track.
Global Congress for Climate Change & Sustainability Professionals