Webinar: COVID-19 and Climate Change - International relations

Globe surrounded by virus - Image: ANU Climate Institute image (purchased)

Event details


Date & time

Thursday 06 August 2020


Webinar via Zoom


Hon. Professor Howard Bamsey, Professor Meg Keen


Climate Change Institute

This event featuring RegNet’s Honorary Professor Howard Bamsey is organised by the ANU Energy Change/ANU Climate Change Institute and is part of their COVID-19 and Climate Change series

Recent months have seen the COVID-19 pandemic emerge as a global crisis requiring immediate, wide-spread and evidence-based action.

As countries have taken drastic measures to curb the spread of the virus, comparisons have arisen between the global response to COVID-19 and climate change. Despite their fundamental differences, they are both significant global challenges that require immediate action based upon scientific evidence.

So how and why have our responses differed, and what can we learn from the handling of COVID-19 to apply to our response to climate change?

In this event, international relations experts Hon. Prof Howard Bamsey and Prof Meg Keen, will discuss learnings from and implications of COVID-19 for global climate negotiations, and climate action and responses in the Pacific.

This event will be recorded. The recording will be made available after the event through the ANU Climate Change Institute YouTube channel.

By registering for this event you are also subscribing to the ANU Energy Change Institute/ Climate Change Institute mailing list. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe button at the bottom of any correspondence.

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