The Ethics and Politics of the Climate Crisis with Tasneem Essop, CAN Executive Director (The New Statesman)

Global Policy Forum: A Sustainable Recovery An online event by the New Statesman’s Spotlight Policy Supplement

9 February 2021

Covid-19 has been a reminder of how a global crisis can impact billions, regardless of borders, and how multilateral collaboration is key for resilience. And while the world has understandably been preoccupied with this immediate challenge, the climate crisis persists. Indeed, this next global crisis will demand similar things: multilateral collaboration, innovation and a willingness to change our ways of life.

The New Statesman, Britain’s leading political weekly, has been at the forefront of progressive thinking since its founding in 1913. This second instalment of the New Statesman and Spotlight’s quarterly Global Policy Forum will convene leaders from politics, business and international organisations to discuss prioritising sustainability as the world deals with the fallout from the pandemic. The discussion will focus on how a green and sustainable world can be front and centre in policymaking and in business. The event will be in line with the progressive and liberal values of the New Statesman, through open-minded and sceptical debate.

Our first Global Policy Forum in June focussed on remaking the world after coronavirus. Through one-on-one interviews, panel discussions and live Q&As, eminent speakers discussed topics such as tech, trade and development, education, urban policy, sustainability, and foreign policy. Our panellists included Margrethe Vestager, executive vice president of the European Commission, David Miliband, International Rescue Committee CEO, Christiana Figueres, former head of the UNFCCC, Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece, London Breed, mayor of San Francisco, and Lisa Nandy, shadow foreign secretary. Join us again on 9 February, for insight from leaders on the most pressing global policy questions.

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