In Q2 2018, Pedro Santa was nominated and selected as a jury panelist for Climate Action SDG in a United Nations event held in Singapore. Titled – “Innovation Lab 2018 UNLEASH” – the event served as a Global Innovation Program for all United Nations SDGs. It hosted talents from across the world to collaborate on solutions incorporating UN SDGs (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals). As part of the Jury Panel for Climate Action SDG, Pedro Santa focused on nature-based solutions, blue-green Infrastructure, climate policy, design-engineering-ecology, and interdisciplinary problem-solving.
The Jury Panel Event was held at the National University of Singapore. The closing ceremony was held at Suntec City Convention Center, welcoming over 1,000 attendees worldwide to discuss and celebrate scalable solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals. Attendees experienced talks by the President of Singapore, Mdm Halimah Yacob, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, José Ramos-Horta, UNDP Innovation Champion Sophia, CEO of DBS Bank, Piyush Gupta, and UNESCO Special Envoy, Whitaker.
UNLEASH – A Global Innovation Program for the SDGs