WORKSHOP CYCLE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND URBAN RESILIENCE
16/4/2019 al 13/5/2019
Climate change is one of the most complex problems that humanity must face, both for the multiple disciplines involved as well as for the various interests and opportunities it presents.
The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, warned that climate change is the greatest threat facing the world and called for more ambition to face it, as a reading of the latest climate negotiations last May. "Climate change is simply an existential threat to the majority of life on the planet, including and especially the life of human beings," he said.
Not only is Argentina suffering the consequences of climate change, the world as a whole is facing everyday more and more palpable and harmful events. This challenge must be assumed by governments, by companies and also by the citizens themselves, in order to reach urgent and realistic solutions.
It is necessary that each of us, from the place they occupy in society, fully understands the problem and contribute to its solution. This course seeks to provide concrete tools to each of the stakeholders to empower them and contribute to the achievement of a sustainable future.
Objectives and target audience
The objective of this course is to empower the public with basic and concrete knowledge regarding all aspects related to the module treatment. Any interested person will find this course useful, being of special interest to government sector officials, be it national, provincial or municipal, members of the private sector in companies related or directly or indirectly linked to climate change, non-governmental organizations. government and teachers or researchers in the academic sector.
Leadership in Sustainable Development and Urban Resilience
Dictated by Rodrigo Rodriguez Tornquist
Review of human, environmental and technological mega trends, and a possible approach to sustainable development. Why is this model unsustainable? How do we prepare to lead the change?
Mitigation and adaptation to climate change
Dictated by Gabriel Blanco
Scientific aspects of climate change and identification of issues related to climate change management, at the national, sub-national and local levels. Analysis of the proposed national approach to meet the mitigation and adaptation goals presented in the national contribution, and the sectorial action plans that nurture them.
Strategies for a circular economy in cities
Dictated by Agustina Besada
The consumption of natural resources has grown to levels that exceed the capacity of re-generation of the planet, and at the same time produces excessive amounts of waste and pollution. The circular economy poses a new economic/productive model in which the efficient use of resources is guaranteed, minimizing economic or material waste.
Participants were approached with the notion of systemic-thinking, considering the flows of matter and energy in urban areas, to identify opportunities to optimize resources and design circular strategies to achieve it. General aspects of the circular economy were covered: principles, benefits and systemic-thinking, as well as strategies and successful cases applied in cities such as redesign of food systems, optimization of production processes and recovery of value in waste.
Planning for sustainable urban mobility
Taught by Andrés Pizarro, Laura Cruz and Pablo Vazano
Basic and concrete knowledge about sustainable transport and policy and technology options to address each of the elements of transport sustainability. In the first meeting, the definition of sustainable transport and its importance in achieving the objectives of sustainability were presented. Likewise, the highlights of this agenda were developed with case studies and successful experiences on:
Pollution and climate change;
Road safety and physical security;
Equity and accessibility;
Quality of life in cities;
Energy / transport ratio.
In the second meeting, discussion was focused on the international agendas that involve the transport sector and technological advances that change the way of managing and delivering transport services, for example:
2030 SDG Agenda
Big Data, Internet of things, MAAS
Autonomous vehicles and shared mobility
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