Covid-19 Webinar Series: Global Crisis, Global Risk and Global Consequences
Session 7: The New Business as Usual? Environment and COVID-19
Since its emergence a few weeks ago, Covid-19 has already fundamentally changed the fabric of our society and impacted the global geopolitical landscape, but in what ways?
Covid-19 Crisis: Global Crisis, Global Risk and Global Consequences is a new webinar series that examines various possible and visible consequences of the current crisis including its strategic and economic implications, impact on global governance, on gender or the role of technology.
The webinar is free and conducted in English. The first webinar session will provide an overview of the strategic, global health security, crisis management, governance, economic and financial implications of this crisis.
2020, the year of the 50th anniversary of the Earth Day was hoped to be a year of courageous decisions taken during several international conferences and negotiations. The 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Kunming, China, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress 2020 in Marseilles; and finally the UNFCCC 26th COP in Glasgow, UK may be moved online but such a move offers little hope for the bold decisions needed.
Instead, resources and focus have been transferred to dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. What does this mean for the future of the environmental action? How does the current emergency impact environment? What can we learn from this experience? What will be the new “business as usual” when the pandemics subsides? Are we ready for the future emergencies linked to the environment? In this webinar we are going to provide you with the analysis of the links between the environment and COVID-19.