The covid-19 pandemic and climate change are both global problems, and proper responses to both require levels of co-operation that countries of the world find hard. The pandemic shows that urgent, coordinated and decisive action can turn a crisis around - but also that downplaying risks, ignoring scientific evidence and wasting time can have global, devastating and regressive outcomes. Taking early action can reduce the size of the threat and come at a lower economic cost.
As attention turns to restarting national economies, will the lessons of pandemic inform action on climate change? Will policy (and the collapse in the price of oil) impede or further decarbonisation?
Join us as we invite Charlotte Howard, New York bureau chief & Energy and commodities editor at The Economist and Joseph Lake, Chief Operating Officer, The Climate Service (and former Managing Director of Climate Risk and The Economist) to map out how companies can learn the lessons from covid and map out the physical and transition risks and opportunities from climate change.