Post Coronavirus Ecological Front | New strategies for change in the prism of the pandemic crisis

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Enregistré le 30/04/2020 — En ligne
  • Claudia Binder — Biologist, Dean, ENAC/EPFL
  • Stefano Boeri — Architect, President of Triennale Milano
  • Maria Neira — Director of Public Health, Environment and social determinants of health, World Health Organisation
  • Thomas Vellacott — CEO, World Wild Fund Switzerland
  • Mathis Wackernagel — Founder and President of Global Footprint Network

The overwhelming effects of the coronavirus crisis on humanity prove how vulnerable and fragile we are in our minds, bodies, social networks and institutions.
By locking down our habits and lifestyles, the crisis reminds us the fundamental challenges of the ecological transition: fight climate change, protect the biosphere and guarantee the fundamental human rights — health, education, housing.
Indeed, the environmental side-effects of the pandemics were advertised as good news, with CO2 emissions and other indicators considerably plummeting. But, is this truly so in the long term ? How will the environmental emergency be kept from going back to “business as usual” for States, economies and everyday life? What should be done in order to definitely escape the downward spiral and give a change to planet Earth? In what sense does Covid-19 offer an opportunity?