Climate change during — and after—Covid

May 28, 2020

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

In this conversation we considered Climate Change during — and after—Covid. We were joined by Tomas Anker Christensen, Denmark’s Climate Ambassador; Daniel Martinez-Valle, Chief Executive Officer of Orbia, a Mexico based global company; and Mogens Lykketoft, Danish politician and former President of the UN General Assembly. 

Will the intense focus of governments, corporations and—most importantly—citizens on coping with the pandemic obscure the urgent need to make progress on cutting global emissions at least in half by 2030?  Or, could the lockdown-induced cleaning of the skies demonstrate to enough people the world we want for ourselves and our children, and then lead us towards policies and actions that produce the same result, but in ways that are compatible with economic growth and prosperity?  Who needs to do what to make this happen?

We encourage you to listen to the podcast with Tomas and Daniel on this topic here: Is it possible to be optimistic about climate change?
and the podcast with Mogens here: https://eliassongloballeadership.org/is-europes-future-green-or-black/

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