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Breakout Session

The Nexus of Climate and Health: Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste

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For the first time in our lifetime, the entire global community is impacted by the same grave threat of COVID-19. The solidarity of this moment has led many to rise to the occasion in unprecedented fashion—governments have committed trillions to support industries and jobs affected by the global shutdown, and companies and philanthropists have directed billions toward finding therapeutics and supporting vulnerable frontline workers. This response must also be applied to the climate crisis. There is evidence that the growing threat of climate change will increase the frequency and severity of pandemics, and that the impact of these crises will disproportionately fall on poor and minority communities—further deepening economic inequality that is at the root of social unrest. In this session, we will explore the lessons learned from COVID-19 and how rebuilding efforts can and must consider a just transition to a green economy.

Scheduled Speakers

Additional speakers to be announced.

Colin Cave

Medical Director, External Affairs, Government Relations and Community Health

Kaiser Permanente


Ailun Yang

Head of International Programs, Climate & Environment

Bloomberg Philanthropies


Chhavi Ghuliani

Director, Partnership Development

BSR (Moderator)



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