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BSIT 2 – G3
JANUARY 23, 2020
TTH 12:00 – 1:30 PM
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.
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.