01 Oct Webinar | New Horizons – Re-examining Sustainability and Resilience Post-COVID-19
Amidst the chaos caused by COVID-19, there is a very real danger that efforts to create a sustainable future might be held back. Resources are being spent on immediate pandemic response as climate change is perceived to be a longer-term and more abstract threat. At the same time, many are arguing that the pandemic is also a wakeup call, demonstrating the need for concerted action to deal with existential global challenges. As governments around the world release economic stimulus packages, there have been efforts to direct funds towards building infrastructure for a climate-resilient future. Results are mixed so far. For instance, G20 economies have thus far earmarked 40 percent less funding to green energy than to fossil fuel based sectors. Although the notion of a green recovery from COVID-19 has become a buzzword over the past few months, it remains to be seen what this will look like in practice.
- How realistic is the idea of a green and sustainable recovery from COVID-19?
- What are governments currently doing to support climate action and sustainability post-COVID-19?
- How has the pandemic impacted the private sector’s support for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals?
- Chris Stephens, Director, Asia, The Carbon Trust
- Fang Eu-Lin, Partner, PwC Singapore
- Jessica Cheam, Managing Director, Eco-Business
Topic: Re-examining Sustainability and Resilience Post COVID-19
Date: Thursday, 1st October 2020
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm (Webinar broadcast opens at 4:25pm; Webinar commences at 4:30pm.)
4:25pm Webinar broadcast opens
4:30pm Introductory Remarks by Ms. Seraphim Cheong
4:35pm Opening Remarks by Associate Prof. Simon Tay
4:40pm Remarks by speakers on Re-examining Sustainability and Resilience Post COVID-19
5:00pm Discussion and Q&A Session
5:25pm Closing Remarks
5:30pm Webinar Ends
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