Experts discuss climate justice, just transition and racial inequality in wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
Global carbon emissions are expected to fall because high emitting industries and lifestyles have been hampered by lockdown measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Yet, this temporary relief for the climate has come with huge social and economic costs rarely seen in peacetime. In many industrialised countries, it
has been marginalised communities who bear the brunt of the social, economic and health impacts of COVID-19.
The challenges are most intense in the developing world already grappling with the impacts of climate change, inadequate access to clean water and sanitation, overcrowded shelter, food insecurity, and insecure livelihoods.
The pandemic serves as a terrible reminder that our health and our economies are not independent of the world around us.
The event is hosted by the Centre for Climate Justice in partnership with Chatham House.