An ELI ELI Program
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, leadership in the coming decades will continue to face unprecedented challenges in climate change and biodiversity loss, including their mounting public health consequences. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that between 2030-2050, climate change could contribute to an additional 250,000 deaths per year. Similarly, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) points to surmounting evidence on the linkages between biodiversity loss and the emergence of new zoonotic diseases. In the aftermath of this global pandemic, leaders must look to not only revitalize economies, but also to implement law and policy which acknowledges looming challenges on the horizon.
How can emerging leaders build structural resilience within our social and economic systems, such as that required to meet these extraordinary challenges? Can mitigating climate change and biodiversity loss facilitate better public health? Join ELI and our expert panelists as they explore these questions and the intersection of these crises, and options for building resilience across institutions through nuanced decision-making in environmental policy.
Nicholas Robinson, Professor on the Environment, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University, Moderator
Stephanie Bertaina, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Community Revitalization, Environmental Protection Agency
Lori Ann Burd, Director, Environmental Health and Attorney, Center for Biological Diversity
Fatema Rajabali, Associate Programme Officer, Adaptation Division, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Amir Sapkota, Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Health
ELI ELI programs are for the exclusive benefit of Emerging Leaders.