Time for Hope: Developing Innovative Ideas for a Net Zero Carbon Economy in the Post-Pandemic Period
Past efforts to address climate change have been sluggish, but global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrate capacity to quickly transform social, environmental, and financial structures around the world. We have witnessed the benefits of government cooperation, business adaptation, and individual action. As the pandemic slows and basic human needs are met, attention will shift to economic recovery. If recovery fails to align with Canada and the world’s commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, we likely will face devastating socioeconomic impacts from climate change. Yet there is opportunity to bring climate into the dialogue and ensure that investments support rather than erode our ability to address climate change. This virtual international research roundtable (e-IRR) will develop ideas for governance, decarbonization, and protection of ecosystems going forward. It includes original works of performative and visual art to inspire innovative thinking. We will develop policy recommendations to send to governments and business organizations.
Time for Hope - Webinar Series recorded on September 16 - 18, 2020
Time for Hope - Virtual Choir performance, directed by Dr. Helen Eastman, original music by Alex Silverman