TRISHA MAY L. CAPANGPANGAN BSIT 2 – G3 HUMAN – COMPUTER INTERACTION i. JANUARY 23, 2020 TTH 12:00 – 1:30 PM GOAL 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES a. Empowered Island Communities Lead Energy Innovation Over one billion people now have electricity, which is a significant development achievement, but this comes at a high price because it’s largely produced from coal, oil, and natural gas and the energy sector accounts for nearly two-thirds of greenhouse gas emissions. In many island countries, only a small percentage of electricity comes from renewable sources. They remain highly dependent on imported diesel. To address this, islands have set very ambitious mitigation goals which some are close to achieving. Although their potential to utilize renewable energy remains largely untapped, many countries are adopting solar, wind, hydro-electric power, and geothermal. b. Global Goals Week Collaboration is what makes Global Goals Week tick. With more 30 partners, the week brings people together to trade ideas and forge partnership for sustainable development. A key feature of Global Goals Week is that it brings these important discussions outside of UN walls, beyond New York City and beyond the usual crowd. It is an invitation to people across the world to celebrate that which unites us. Whether as individuals, families, and communities or countries- everyone is welcome to become part of this global movement dedicated to our common future. ii. GOAL 12: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTIO a. Five Plans for Carbon Neutrality The world has been facing some of the biggest challenges of our era: the production of food, the eradication of diseases, and the expansion of transport and communication systems. But this form of development has come at a cost and has become perhaps, the greatest threat of time. The combustion of fossil like petrol, coal or gas, that fuelled the production, has released millions of tons of carbon gases in the atmosphere that would causes global warming and if the global warming trend continues, our planet could be 2-5C warmer than pre industrial levels by 2100. In these conditions, sustaining life in Earth would extremely difficult, if not impossible. To avoid these threatening scenarios, 195 countries in 2015 signed the Paris Agreement: that gives clear action steps to reduce carbon emissions, mitigate the risks of climate change and maintain global temperature well below 2C. b. Voices With Identity Deyanira Mishari has an unusual job for an indigenous Peruvian woman – she’s Head of the San Matias-San Carlos Protection Forest. Part of her job is caring for another important part of Peruvian Amazon, which makes it one of the most linguistically diverse regions in the Americas. The work that Deyanira and other leader do helps to preserve the importance of these indigenous languages, so that those who speak to them can be heard in their own voice. The number of indigenous languages in the rainforest requires expert resource management, knowledge of the land and intercultural relations, and its leadership that Deyanira provides as she fights against the man-made dangers such as illegal logging, and ever-expanding agricultural areas, and even drug trafficking which threatens indigenous forest communities. Deyanira coordinates 29 indigenous communities to come up with ways to protect their natural resources and the astounding and unparalleled biodiversity of the rainforest – there are an estimated 2.5 million inspect species and tens of thousands of plants and some 2000 birds and mammal.