How does the pandemic offer a unique opportunity on constructive climate action?

Apr 30, 2020

This online conversation is part of the series of conversations "Hunkered Down Alone Together."

In this session, we are joined by Tomas Anker Christensen, Climate Ambassador of Denmark and Kevin Noone, Professor of Chemical Meteorology at the Department of Environmental Science (ACES) at Stockholm University.

Inspiration for the online conversation came from the “New Thinking for a New World” podcast with Christiana Figueres—climate activist, one of the key architects of the Paris Climate Agreement and 2016 Tällberg Eliasson Global Leadership Prize winner—who passionately believes that the pandemic offers a unique opportunity to focus on constructive climate action. She discusses the possibility of leveraging the massive political and economic resources that governments around the world are mobilizing to stimulate the global, regional, national, corporate and individual actions needed to cut emissions in half by the end of the decade. Is it possible to overcome “politics as usual” to inject some green into massive recovery spending? What should business leaders and individuals do to demand their governments act with eyes on the future, instead of the past?

The online conversation took place on April 30 as part of the Tällberg SNF Fellows “Hunkered Down Alone Together Conversations”, a weekly long-distance discussion series.

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