Book Launch Webinar for "Environmental Resilience and Transformation in Times of COVID-19: Climate change effects on environmental functionality"

17 May 2021, 14:00 - 15:30
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The novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has brought countries around the world to a standstill for most of 2020. This event will begin with expert presentations about the broad range of topics the book has covered on COVID-19 and its impacts on various socio-environmental processes, which have both direct and indirect consequences on human well-being. Also, it will present different ways forward in order to achieve global goals, with a specific focus on the SDGs.

The latter half of the session will be a panel discussion, where experts will discuss the various challenges and opportunities lying ahead of us during this pandemic and how to make our society more resilient to absorb future shocks in a better way. In summary, this webinar will offer a crucial examination of the intersectionality between climate, sustainability, the environment, and public health within the context of the pandemic. It offers different viable management solutions for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in environmental science.

Event Details

17 May 2021, 14:00 - 15:30



Presentation Materials

14:00-14:05 Introduction by MC Dr Eric Zusman, Research Director, Centre for Sustainability Governance, IGES, Japan  
14:05-14:15 Keynote Remarks Professor Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President, IGES  
14:15-14:30 Presentation / Remarks by Co-Editor Professor AL Ramanathan, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India PDF (1.0MB)
14:30-14:45 Presentation on Overview of the Book Dr Pankaj Kumar, Senior Policy Researcher, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services, IGES PDF (3.1MB)
14:45-14:50 Book Launch
14:50-15:15 Panel Discussion
Professor Francisco Muñoz Arriola, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA  
Professor M.P. Jonathan, CIIEMAD, Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Mexico PDF (733KB)
Professor Sabarathinam Chidambaram, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait PDF (1.6MB)
Dr M.V. Prasanna, Curtin University, Malaysia PDF (2.2MB)
Dr Pankaj Kumar, Senior Policy Researcher, IGES  
Dr Xin Zhou, Research Leader, Strategic and Quantitative Analysis Centre, IGES  
Dr Eric Zusman, IGES  
15:15-15:25 Q&A & Discussion
15:25-15:30 Closing Remarks Mr Yasuo Takahashi, Executive Director, IGES  

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