In the fall of 2019, climate action was at the forefront of public consciousness. While tangible changes were still limited, momentum was building. As fall turned to winter and the SARS-CoV-2 virus appeared, the rapid growth of infections and deaths from COVID-19 quickly pushed climate action to the background. While most agree that the climate emergency hasn’t changed, it suddenly seems, to some, to be less urgent than the current threat. However, does it need to be an either-or situation? If anything, the COVID-19 response demonstrates that extreme measures are possible in the face of significant threats.
Join UBC experts from the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Forestry as they answer your questions about what lessons we can learn from our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and take forward to tackle our climate emergency.
This is the sixth webinar in our COVID-19 series. View the previous webinars here.
This webinar is open to all.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
11:00 am-12:00 pm PDT
Questions? Please contact Tristy Chau at email@example.com.
Saranaz Barforoush – Instructor, UBC Graduate School of Journalism
Kai Chan – Professor, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) and Institute for Oceans and Fisheries, UBC Faculty of Science
Stephen Sheppard, MSc’78 – Professor, Forest Resources Management, UBC Faculty of Forestry; Director, Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning