Roehampton Academic to discuss the Coronavirus Crisis with Shadow Minister
- Thursday, September 17, 2020
Professor Molly Scott Cato and Dr Alan Whitehead will meet via Zoom to discuss the future of environmental policy and what the global pandemic will mean for the planet.
Professor Molly Scott Cato, Professor of Green Economics and former Green MEP for South West England and Gibraltar has organised an online discussion ‘The Corona Crisis and the Climate Emergency: Risks and Possibilities’. Professor Molly Scott Cato will be joined by Dr Alan Whitehead, Labour MP for Southampton and Test and Shadow Minister for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Professor Cato has spent several decades developing the discipline of Green Economics, with the aim of ensuring economic success does not threaten the environment. She has also worked on policies and in sustainable finance to shift investment away from fossil fuels and towards renewables and sustainable sectors.
The COVID-19 epidemic has highlighted the need to find innovative answers to issues that have been at the forefront of modern politics, including the climate emergency. The globalised lockdown had an immediate impact on air pollution and carbon emissions, this online event will discuss whether we can we take these improvements into the future. They will also be discussing what the experience of lockdown means for environmental activism and governmental policy on the environment, and what lessons can we learn from this period to ensure a greener, more sustainable future.
This event is free and open to all. It will take place on 25 September from 6-7.30pm and will be held online. For more information about this event, including how to register, can be found here.