Paige West, project director of the CSSD working group Pacific Climate Circuits: Moving Beyond Science, Technology, Engineering, and Economics discussed the UN Sustainable Development goals at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York.
West’s presentation was titled “Bridging the Goal Gap: How We Integrate Climate Action, Life on Land and Gender Equality.”
She was joined by Ambassador Ruben Escalante Hasbun, the permanent representative of El Salvador, Torbors Sogluman, the director of Taiwan World Vision, and Angel Munoz, a Lamont climate scientist, to discussed the UN Sustainable Development goals and the intersections between goal 15 (life on land), goal 14 (life below water) goal 13 (climate action) and goal 5 (gender equality).
The event, a seminar on “Indigenous Peoples and the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” was presented by the Academic Council on the United Nations System and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York.
Pacific Climate Circuits: Moving Beyond Science, Technology, Engineering, and Economics applies lenses of race, class, gender, sexuality, and inequality to the current analyses of climate change in the Pacific Region, this project seeks to reframe the conversation about climate change and Pacific Islanders.