XIX INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ENERGY STORAGE: KEY TO ADDRESSING THE CLIMATE CRISIS
At the event organized by FCUC, Dr Angela Wilkinson, Secretary-General & CEO of the World Energy Council, Bryan Willson, Executive Director of the Colorado State University Energy Institute, Marcelino Madrigal, Head of the Energy Division at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and Enzo Sauma, a professor at the School of Engineering at UC, will participate.
In the midst of an increasingly concerning global scenario, the climate crisis emerges as one of the greatest challenges of our time. Global warming, driven by human activity, is rapidly altering climate patterns and triggering extreme phenomena worldwide. From prolonged droughts and devastating wildfires to catastrophic floods and more intense storms, the impacts of this crisis are undeniable.
The scientific community has repeatedly warned of the urgency to take immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable practices. The time for action and global collaboration to preserve the future of the planet and future generations is now.
For over 30 years, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has analyzed the scientific knowledge that has accumulated regarding global warming, with the aim of guiding decision-makers.
In the IPCC's latest assessment report, scientists concluded that many of the changes associated with this crisis, such as sea-level rise or melting ice, will be "irreversible" for hundreds of years and even millennia.
The news is not encouraging. The IPCC warns that urgent, effective, and equitable mitigation and adaptation actions are required. "We must move from climate procrastination to climate activation," says Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Aware of this scenario and with the goal of contributing to the dissemination and understanding of how to address the climate crisis, the Copec-UC Foundation will hold the 19th edition of its International Seminar, with an emphasis on one of the promises of the future: "Energy Storage."
"Research, development, and innovation are key to the planet's sustainability. The path to a sustainable future requires the participation of governments, industries, academia, civil society, and citizens worldwide. With scientific advancements and the implementation of appropriate policies at the global and local levels, we can confront the climate crisis and preserve our planet for future generations," says Alfonso Cruz, Executive Director of the Copec-UC Foundation.
The event will take place on Thursday, November 9th, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, both in-person at the Eliodoro Matte Grand Hall, Extension Center of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and via streaming on EmolTV, LUN.COM, and YouTube Live.
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