Lessons For Addressing Climate Change from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Speaker: Alice Hill, Council on Foreign Relations
Alice Hill (Credit: University of Virginia)
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a crisis unlike any other in living memory. It has also exposed the consequences of failing to prepare for catastrophic risk on a global scale. Both pandemics and climate change act as threat multipliers that amplify risks to global political stability, economic security and social welfare, while generating profound uncertainty around when and how they will occur. In our May 18 webinar, Alice Hill of the Council on Foreign Relations will explore the vast similarities between climate change and pandemics, and reveal how the world’s response to COVID-19 offers critical insights into how countries and communities can prepare for the worsening impacts of climate change.