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Webinar on climate change, COVID-19 and the kind of collaboration we now need to tackle these global crises

June 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

IIED and ICCCAD Jointly Organizing Webinar  on climate change, COVID-19 and the kind of collaboration we now need to tackle these global crises.

Date: Friday, 19 June 2020

Time: 11am-12pm (GMT+1)
Where: Online, using Zoom


About this Event

The COVID-19 pandemic has demanded an unprecedented global response. With every nation experiencing the social and economic shock comes the stark realisation that we must adopt new and better ways to deal with global crises, including the climate emergency.
This online event on Friday, 19 June 2020 will look at the changing world and discuss what kind of collaboration and action is needed to readjust, and what we can learn that will help us tackle the climate crisis.
The coronavirus crisis has triggered unparalleled global action and exposed stark social and economic inequalities and system weaknesses.
COVID-19 has shown us that we need to abandon the old, normal way of dealing with global emergencies. It has highlighted that long-term complex challenges and short-term crises demand a new response and new ways of working.
As we look ahead, what do we need to do differently? And what can we learn from the pandemic and the global crisis of inequality that can help us tackle the climate crisis?
This event will bring together international think tanks to discuss the kind of collaboration and action that is needed now to achieve transformative change, and prepare us for a radically different world.

About the panel

About the panel

Andrew Norton (chair) is director of IIED. He is an applied anthropologist working on a range of issues related to social and environmental justice.
Saleemul Huq is the director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Bangladesh, and is an expert on the links between climate change and sustainable development, particularly from the perspective of developing countries.
Fatima Denton is the director of the Institute for Natural Resources in Africa at the United Nations University, Ghana
Other speaker TBC

About the series

About the series

This is the first online event in a series hosted by IIED and ICCCAD on the climate crisis and COVID-19 – working together for the change we need, which will be hosted between May and October 2020.
In conversation with colleagues around the world, from civil society organisations to universities and governments, this series will look at what we can learn to make us more ready for the new ways of working we need to tackle the climate crisis.
Building resilience, capacity, and adaptation have always provided a pathway to change – how can we use what we know and have achieved so far to ramp up our climate ambition? Drawing on lessons learned through capacity building, advocacy, and grassroots action, how can we catalyse a different future?

How to attend

How to attend

Webinars are online workshops that people can attend via the internet from their desk or portable internet device.
This webinar will use the Zoom video conferencing platform. For those who have not attended a Zoom webinar before, please read this guide to participation as an attendee.
The event will be recorded to be distributed publicly afterwards. By registering for this event, you agree to give your consent for this.

Image: COVID-19 pandemic relief services in Chandpur, Bangladesh (Photo: Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission Belur Math, via Flickrpublic domain)

For any further queries, please contact: Juliette Tunstall ([email protected]), internal engagement and external events officer.


June 19, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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