Transitioning to a post-pandemic Pacific

Even in the face of COVID-19, climate change remains the single greatest threat to Pacific livelihoods. While the temporary slowing of emissions of greenhouse gases is a silver lining at least for local air quality from the COVID-19 pandemic, the planet is still breaking climate change records. Atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, the underlying factor for climate change, will only be marginally reduced by the pandemic.

With the threats and pandemic-induced shut down all around the globe, how have the Pacific Island States and territories managed and how are they addressing threats to Climate Action and maintaining momentum before COP26? Can COVID-19 provide a platform for transformative change and opportunities for green recovery options? Be part of the Pacific conversation within the endeavor to build resilience across this island region and join the webinar to learn more.

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Climate Analytics blogs

  1. COVID-19 another shock for vulnerable countries facing multiple crises (by Manjeet Dhakal)
  2. Facing COVID-19 and climate, Pacific island capacity stretched(by Paddy Pringle)
  3. Coronavirus underscores small islands' climate vulnerability (by Adelle Thomas)
  4. Responding to a global crisis -the coronavirus pandemic and the climate emergency (by Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Matthew Gidden, Kim Coetze)
  5. COVID-19 and Climate Change: We Must Rise to Both Crises (Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary-General, Pacific Islands Forum)