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Thursday, April 21st
4:00 PM

Concurrent Session 1 Burma Padauk: How Ecological Indicators Can Provide a Model for Sustainability Goal Planning in Cambodia

Isabel Sevilla, Colorado State University
Alexis Foster, Colorado State University
Avery Schell, Colorado State University
Ziwen Sun, Colorado State University

4:00 PM

Representing the country of Cambodia, we are analyzing the SDGs, pressures, drivers, current state, impacts, and responses related to the endangered vegetation Pterocarpus macrocarpus, Burma Padauk. We are focusing on the three SDGs of 13: Climate Action, 16: Life on Land, and 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure due to their high correlation to the species, species habitat, and conservation issues. We will discuss how and why the Burma Padauk is endangered, as well as what is being done to protect this species and others like it through discussion in the drivers, current state, and responses both publicly and governmentally.

4:10 PM

Concurrent Session 1 The Togo Slippery Frog and DPSIR Frameworks

Aiden Franklin, Colorado State University
Ben Walker, Colorado State University
Caroline Spirit, Colorado State University
Diego Tovar, Colorado State University

4:10 PM

Our presentation will demonstrate how the Togo Slippery Frog plays an important role in both socio-economic and environmental factors of Togo. These include conservation efforts to restore forests and creating protected areas. This will impact eco-tourism, biodiversity loss and forest fragmentation, as well as agricultural practices. The presentation will also dive deeper into drivers and pressures, such as logging, harvesting, and hunting. The Togo Slippery Frog plays a crucial role in Togo and will be investigated through trends and analysis.

4:20 PM

Concurrent Session 1 Pollution in the Arctic: Oil and gas extraction on the continental shelf as a major contributor

Anna Shapulenko, United Ward Colleges
Ekaterina Borshchevskaia, Moscow State University
Erdni Mangutov, Saint Petersburg State University

4:20 PM

The pollution in the Arctic region is partly generated by offshore hydrocarbon projects. The core of the problem is gas flaring which is responsible for rising black carbon emissions in the region. We examined oil spills and other accidents leading to the release of pollutants. The history of the problem was overviewed, the scale and dynamics were assessed. The main consequences with a primer focus on biodiversity and indigenous peoples were analyzed. Finally, we propose several measures to resolve this issue, including the promotion of bird rehabilitation centers, raising awareness on the health problems caused by pollution among indigenous peoples, as well as improving oil spill response systems.

4:30 PM

Concurrent Session 1 The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Education

Mariia Goncharova, Moscow State University

4:30 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many life spheres of the world community bringing huge losses and inconveniences, the consequences of which we will still struggle with in the near future. One of these consequences was a severe blow to the educational system, which led to the aggravation of existing problems as well as further increases in inequality to students. I would like to draw attention to some key consequences, thereby once again drawing attention to this problem and showing how serious the consequences that we need to deal with are.