The climate crisis, the biodiversity crisis and social injustices are making it increasingly apparent that incremental changes are no longer sufficient to ensure equality for all generations. As such, innovative change is needed across the board at a societal level. Accompanying this change with knowledge and providing solutions for transformation is a priority of science. Therefore, this Conference is expected to host relevant research with the aim of improving the ecological transition of our societies.

Discussion topics:

  • Ecological transition and climate change.
  • Ecological transition and biodiversity crisis.
  • Ecological transition and sustainable development.

Dr. Javier Velázquez Saornil

Professor at the Catholic University of Avila, Doctor Europeus in Environmental Sciences.
Director of the research group "Technologies and methods for the sustainable management of the natural, rural and urban environment".
Nominated expert in the UN IPBES programme (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services).
Evaluator at DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Austrian research centre or the National Centre for Science and Technology Evaluation of Kazakhstan.
International Scientific Committee of the Athenaeum of the Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa (UNISOB).

Dr. Jorge Mongil Manso

PhD in Forestry Engineering from the University of Valladolid. 
Professor of Hydrology at the Catholic University of Avila.
Its lines of research focus on forest hydrology, erosion and desertification control and forest restoration.