Prof. Anna Davies

Anna Davies is Professor of Geography, Environment and Society at Trinity College Dublin where she leads the Environmental Governance Research Group. A founding member of Future Earth’s Knowledge Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production and Future Earth Ireland, Anna examines whose voices, values and visions count when shaping policy and practice in matters of sustainability and how this impacts people and the planet. A member of UNESCO’s Independent Expert Group on Universities and the 20230 Agenda that produced the report ‘Knowledge-driven actions: Transforming higher education for global sustainability’ (2022), she is a member of the Royal Irish Academy, a Fellow of the International Science Council and currently chairs The Rediscovery Centre in Dublin; Ireland’s national centre for the circular economy.


  • Plenary 2: What is the role of universities in rethinking growth, promoting a just transition and advancing climate justice?