Webinar Series – Recordings

3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) and Circular Economy as the basis for moving towards Zero Waste societies.

3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) and Circular Economy as the basis for moving towards Zero Waste societies. This webinar took place on November 18, 2021 from 11 am – 12 pm. It covered SDG 12.

Speaker: Choudhury Rudra Charan Mohanty, Environment Programme Coordinator/ Expert at United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)- DSDG/UN DESA.

Topic: 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) and Circular Economy as the basis for moving towards Zero Waste societies.

Unveiling the Hidden Treasures of Climate Adaptation: The Potency of Innovation

This webinar covered SDG 9 and as always SDG 13. The speaker successfully connected the dots between climate change adaptation and innovation with a focus on Ghana.

Speaker: Solomon Owusu Amankwah, Executive Director of AGIs Ghana Young Entrepreurs Roundtable on SDGs and Consultant for Ghana Bamboo bikes

Topic: Unveiling the Hidden Treasures of Climate Adaptation: The Potency of Innovation

Climate Action in a Developing Economy

This webinar series covered developing a climate action plan, highlighting the challenges faced, especially in a developing country. Challenges include Human Capacity gaps. Lack of political commitments, vested interest in coal and oil, Finance, etc. The case study will focus on energy, transport, and waste in Lagos State. It will highlight opportunities available to an organization interested in investing. It will also discuss waste and circular economy from an entrepreneurial perspective.

Lagos, sometimes referred to as Lagos State to distinguish it from Lagos Metropolitan Area, is a state located in the southwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria. This webinar will cover SDG 13 in addition to SDG 3, 11, 12, 17.

Speakers:

Michael Omoniyi Bankole, (MICCON) – Assistant Director and Head of Climate Change & Environmental Planning Department with Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.

Topic: Surmounting the challenges faced by developing economies to develop an effective climate action plan

Maximus Ugwuoke, B.sc, M.sc Environmental Resources Management – Lagos City Advisor, C40 Cities

Topic: C40 Cities and what they do.

Speaker:

 Daniel Bede O’ Connor, Founder and Head of Happiness at Warp-It, United Kingdom.

Topic: Waste and Circular Economy

Resource Efficiency: The 3Rs:

We discussed SDG 12.5: Reduction of waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse. The main themes of discussion were:

  • Waste Management Activities
  • The 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)
  • Innovative Approaches to Increase Resource Efficiency

Speakers:

Speaker 1: Muhammed Omotola, Programmer Officer, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Topic: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) activities on Waste

Speaker:

Eric Holland, Carlisle Companies Inc. and

Obie Agusiegbe, The CEO of EnvironFocus

Topic: Presents a partnership project between Carlisle and EnvironFocus [ An innovative approach to increasing recycling efficiency ]

Sustainable Consumption and Production

We discussed sustainable consumption and production of our natural resources in connection with climate action.

Speaker:

Professor Jimmy O. Adegoke, Award-winning Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City

Topic: Leveraging Natural Resource Assets for Increased Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security

Speaker:

Derek Alexander-Wilson, Founder & CEO of Zero Carbon Consultants Ltd.

Topic:

Green Hydrogen Economy

Climate Action: Adaptation & Mitigation

We discussed Climate Adaptation and Mitigation

Speaker: 

Luca Brusa – Lead, Stakeholder and Regional Support at UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)

Topic: UNFCCC overview, Current Status of Climate Change and Opportunities

Speaker:

Pedro Carvalho – Environmental Markets Policy Analyst at ecosecurities

Topic: Policy Developments on Carbon Mitigation/Removal Technologies, Market Perspectives, and Trends.

Speaker:

Pablo Fernandez, CEO ecosecurities

Topic: Climate Finance

Food Agriculture and You

This webinar series discusses sustaifable food production systems and resilient agricultural Practices

Speaker:

Kent Nnadozie, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) United Nations 

Topic:

The Fod and Agricultural Organization and what they do.

Speaker:

Abram J. Bicksler, Agricultural Officer – Agroecology and Ecosystem Services Team (NSPED)

Plant Production and Protection Division (NSP)  
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Topic:

Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Food Production Systems and Agroecology.

Speaker:

Phil Fung, P.Eng. Energy and Sustainability Engineer, Nature Harmony

Topic:

Aquaponics Food Biome

Webinar Series – Recordings