On 26 March, Critical Resource recorded an exclusive ‘Critical Conversation’ podcast with leading thinkers to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on climate action by companies and governments.
The ‘Critical Conversation’ features Rachel Kyte CMG (former CEO of the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All; Dean, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University), Sir Mark Moody-Stuart (Chairman, Global Compact Foundation; board member, Saudi Aramco; former chair of Shell and Anglo American) and Kingsmill Bond (Energy Strategist, Carbon Tracker Initiative). The discussion was moderated by Daniel Litvin, Founder and Managing Director of Critical Resource.
Among the key points from the conversation:
- COVID-19 is a dress rehearsal for crises to come, including those driven by climate change
- The unfolding events around COVID-19 have revealed the existing severe limitations on international cooperation
- The virus may be the ‘midwife’ of the energy transition
- Governments should now focus their economic plans on where the future lies, not continue funding dying industries
- Corporate statesmanship will be critical on both the COVID-19 crisis, its socioeconomic fallout and the climate crisis
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