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Climate Change: How can our political systems meet the challenge in the time of Covid?

Climate Change: How can our political systems meet the challenge in the time of Covid?

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Jacqueline McGlade is Professor of Resilience and Sustainable Development in the Institute for Global Prosperity at UCL and Professor of the Environment at Gresham College. A Marine Biologist and Environmental Informatics specialist she was Executive Director of the European Environment Agency from 2003 to 2013 and Chief Scientist and Director of the Science Division of the United Nations Environment Programme between 2014 and 2017. Over a long period she has worked at the interface of sustainable development, science, society and policy and her research on biodiversity, climate change, ecosystems, oceans and social dynamics has been of great importance. She talks about the changes that will be necessary in political, economic and social systems to avoid climate catastrophe and how the current Covid pandemic may impact on bringing about these changes.

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