Lecture: Climate Change in Challenging Times

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Join Professor Paul Dastoor and an expert panel as they explore the environmental reprieve that was one of the unexpected early outcomes of COVID-19.

Stories have emerged from across the globe showcasing how our local environments have changed over the last eight months such as immediate reductions in pollution; in the air, on the ground and in the ocean. There is strong evidence that the global ‘shutdown’ due to COVID-19 delivered direct and significant environmental benefits.

In this lecture, we're going to explore the impact that the pandemic has had on climate change. In particular, what I'm interested in exploring together with a panel of experts is what have been the positive outcomes? We know anecdotally that the pandemic has allowed us to do things differently - we've seen ecosystems start to recover across the world. We're going to explore how the pandemic has provided us with impact on climate, and whether that will drive change"

- Professor Paul Dastoor

Catch up: Climate Change in Challenging Times

The University of Newcastle is looking ahead and committed to solving small and big challenges in our regions. We are empowered by our platforms in teaching, research and engagement – and by our opportunity to live our values of excellence, equity, sustainability and engagement. Together as fellow citizens we can navigate our way through this unique time. And the University of Newcastle is dedicated to being a partner in seeing our regions thrive into the future. Our Looking Ahead Lecture Series will follow our journey.

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