Rebuilding society to be greener, cleaner, and more resilient in the wake of COVID-19

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.

Hear from UBC experts from the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Forestry as they answer audience questions about what lessons we can learn from our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and take forward to tackle our climate emergency. Moderated by Saranaz Barforoush, Instructor, UBC Graduate School of Journalism.

This is the sixth webinar in our COVID-19 series.

UBC Experts

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

Recorded May 27, 2020.

Links to helpful information referenced in webinar:

From Stephen Sheppard

From Kai Chan

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