Second seminar of Youth Climate Series 

Second seminar of Youth Climate Series on 11 December, 2021.

The topic was “Energy, Infrastructure and the SDGs”.

Energy, Infrastructure and the SDGs SeminarSome of the major areas of interest concerning climate change are energy (SDG#7) and infrastructure, particularly Water and Sanitation (SDG#6).Water and Sanitation (SDG#6) is a vital system for advanced, technical societies for human well-being as billions of people still lack access to safe drinking water and hygiene, and 2.3 billion live in water-stressed areas of the world. The UN SDG #6 says that the current rate of progress needs to double by 2030 to meet the challenges.
The use of fossil fuels has been known to cause climate change and warming and it is accepted today through scientific consensus and growing mainstream concern that we must act to reduce fossil fuels. Clean renewable energy is proposed and there are a number of possibilities. What are the risks and possible outcomes?
In this seminar, Dr. Jubail Pacia and Dr. Layne Hartsell talked about these topics and then discuss with young people their questions and concerns.

Dr. Layne Hartsell is a research professor in 3E energy, economy, environment at the Asia Institute and at the Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Chulalongkorn University

Dr. Jubail Pacia is a Chemical Engineer by profession who spent more than 6 years in the water and wastewater industry. She is currently a Program Manager in Manila Water Foundation, a non-profit organization which advocates for WASH, or Water Access, Saniation, and Hygiene education. As a Program Manager, she handles the full project cycle of the Foundation’s Flagship Programs. Jubail also serves as one of the technical spokespersons of the Manila Water Enterprise, to help the public be informed about and understand the water and sanitation situation of Metro Manila, through representing the enterprise in various national media platforms.