Date & time: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 —1:30pm-3:00pm EDT

Location: Online

SPI Executive Chair Stewart Elgie will participate in a virtual town hall to address what COVID-19 means for climate change policies.

About this event:

As governments work to respond to COVID-19, climate researchers and activists are concerned about what this means for policies designed to address the climate crisis. What do new economic and health policies mean for existing climate policies? How should governments pursue an integrated economic, social and environmental agenda in the face of COVID-19 and the collapse of oil prices?

First Policy Response will convene a video town hall where panelists will discuss the options available for governments and share their advice on how researchers, business and activists can contribute to economic recovery and environmental resilience.

They will engage in 60-minutes of plenary discussion and Q&A with the panelists, followed by 30-minutes of breakout sessions. In the breakout session, you will be able to engage in deeper conversation with one of the panelists.

Hear and engage with the expert panel:

  • Catherine Abreu, Executive Director of the Climate Action Network Canada
  • Toby Heaps, Co-Founder and President of Corporate Knights
  • Stewart Elgie, Executive Chair of the Smart Prosperity Institute, who wrote this op-ed for Macleans about the three main lessons for how to design a smart economic stimulus package.
  • Moderated by: Diana Yoon, Regional Outreach Lead, The Atmospheric Fund

After you register, you will receive the Zoom link to participate one day before the event and again, half an hour before the event.


Click here for more details and registration