Climate Action webinar – COVID-19: What does this mean for the fight against climate change?

30 April
Online April 30, 2020 3:00 pm

About this webinar

COVID-19 & Climate Change: What does this mean for our global fight against climate change and what does this mean for our ability to address the climate emergency in the future? The current global health crisis has created grave uncertainties across the world. In response, governments have brought in unprecedent measure to curb the spread of the virus – the steps to restrict movement and mass gatherings as well as the implementation of economic stimulus packages across the globe have not been seen during peacetimes. Whilst COVID-19 has seemingly put environmental diplomacy on hold with the postponement of COP26 and the 15th Biodiversity COP, what does the current global health crisis mean for ongoing climate crisis? In a year in which global political and business leaders are meant to put climate change first, what impact will this pandemic have on our collective ability to address the climate emergency? In this Webinar, our global panel of sustainability professionals, health leaders and environmental policy experts will share insights on:
  • What are the direct impacts of COVID-19 on our climate?
  • How has COVID-19 impacted our ability to tackle climate change?
  • What can we learn from Covid-19 to help with climate change?
  • How can we ensure we rebuild ‘green’ after COVID-19?
  • What should be the next steps for Governments after the COVID-19 crisis maintain momentum for climate action in 2020?
  Who Should Attend:
  • Business Leaders who want to understand the last implications of COVID-19 on climate policy
  • Sustainability Professionals seeking advice on how to reposition strategies in a post-COVID economy
  • Climate and Environment Experts responsible for policy who advice on how governments can shape their reaction after the crisis
  • Policy and Regulation Advisors looking to understand different perspectives on the COVID-Climate debate
  Confirmed Speakers
  • David Nabarro – Special Envoy COVID-19 – World Health Organization
  • Helena Molin Valdes – Director – United Nations Clean Air and Climate Coalition
  • Martin Adams – Head of Health and Sustainable Resource Use (HSR) – European Environment Agency
  • Pushpam Kumar – Chief Environmental Economist – United Nations Environment Programme
Registration and more info available here.