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The Powering Progress Together conference in Manila, the Philippines, on February 6, 2014, discussed the urgent need for greater resilience, faced with the growing pressure on global resources of energy, water and food.
The conference in Manila explored the nexus, the forces behind it and the inspiring collaborations that are making a difference. It united international speakers on interactive panel discussions with representatives from business, NGOs, local governments and tomorrow’s leaders yet discussing the implications for Asia, as well as a closer look on the Philippines perspectives.
A diverse group of experts participated, including Fr Jett Villarin (President of the Ateneo de Manila University and acclaimed Climate Scientist), Brahma Chellaney (Author of “Water: Asia's New Battleground”), Vinod Thomas (Asian Development Bank lead for the study “Food Security Challenges in Asia”), Paulo Alcazaren (Landscape Architect & Urban Planner), Julian Goh (Centre of Liveable Cities) and resilience expert Brian Walker (Resilience Alliance).
In the Philippines
Powering Progress Together in Manila took place against the backdrop of the Shell companies in the Philippines centennial celebration and the Shell Eco-marathon Asia, where hundreds of students did compete in self-built cars designed to travel the furthest on the least energy. Shell Energy Lab invited a wide spectrum of visitors to learn first-hand how new technologies are changing the future of energy and mobility.