COVID-19: What does this mean for the fight against climate change?

30 April, 2020
15:00 GMT
Online event

The current COVID-19 health crisis has created grave uncertainties across the world. In response, governments have brought in unprecedent measures to curb the spread of the virus and mitigate the economic fallout.

Whilst COVID-19 has seemingly put environmental diplomacy on hold with the postponement of COP26 and the 15th Biodiversity COP, what does the current global health crisis mean for ongoing climate crisis? In a year in which global political and business leaders are meant to put climate change first, what impact will this pandemic have on our collective ability to address the climate emergency?

This month, as part of the Roadmap to COP26, Climate Action presents a focused webinar featuring a global panel of sustainability professionals, health leaders and environmental policy experts. They will share insights on how COVID-19 has directly impacted climate change, what it means for our ability to address the emergency and why we must ‘build back better’ and rebuild ‘green’ for a more sustainable future.


  • Martin Adams
    Head of Sustainable Resource Use, European Environment Agency
  • David Nabarro
    Special Envoy - COVID-19, World Health Organization
  • Helena Molin Valdes
    Director, Climate and Clean Air Coalition Secretariat
  • Pushpam Kumar
    Chief Environmental Economist, UN Environment Programme


Event contact

CCAC Secretariat
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