UK and Ireland Seminar: Taking Action on Climate after the Pandemic
On June 30th 2020, the UK and Ireland RCEs hosted an online seminar entitled “Taking Action on Climate after the Pandemic” in partnership with the Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems. This webinar presented an analysis of the similarities and differences in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and to climate change, and identified some of the trends and difficulties in the pandemic response. Jenneth Parker, research director at Schumacher Institute, compared and contrasted actions and supports provided during the COVID-19 pandemic to those underpinning climate change policies and strategies. The event was well attended by members of the six RCEs in the UK and Ireland network, as well as those from connected communities in England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland.