Herrenhausen Conference: Climate Related Systemic Risks: Lessons Learned from Covid-19
Climate change related systemic risks have the potential to be an even greater threat than those of the COVID-19 pandemic. Are we prepared for this?
Climate change related systemic risks have the potential to be an even greater threat than those of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both crises need a global approach, both threaten reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and postponement makes the situation worse. In either case the poor are disproportionally affected. As with COVID-19 communication, fake news and social media play an important role, and science, technology and governance are crucial for societal resilience in face of climate change systemic risks.
At the conference it is planned to debate, if the systemic risk awareness gained by COVID-19 is transferable to systemic climate risks and vice versa? What are the lessons learned in both directions and what conclusions can be drawn?
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