Covid-19 has had huge impacts around the world, that are exposing cracks in our systems and highlighting issues of inequality and injustice. The status quo is being challenged and researchers, practitioners and activists are looking at opportunities for progressive change.
Here is a selection of some of the fascinating discussions that have been happening online:
Accelerating Water and Climate Action at COP26
This event highlights the global water crisis and the UK’s response in the context of climate change and Covid-19.
How Digital and Social Innovation Can Make Cities Resilient, Safe and Inclusive
Jaideep Gupte presents cutting edge evidence on the importance of data for inclusive urban governance in the Global South. The lecture shows how data and policy innovations can further security provision for all.
COVID-19 recovery processes must make a healthy society the ‘new normal’
The world is turned upside down, the streets are empty. Behind this seeming tranquillity, there is a storm raging through our values and structures. This gives us the space to think about a complete ‘reset’. How can we restructure existing dysfunctional systems?
Transformations in and beyond Covid-19 in India and Bangladesh
This webinar explores the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic for bottom-up transformations to sustainability. It is convened by the TAPESTRY project which works on research in India and Bangladesh.
The Covid-19 crisis facing informal workers – what can be done?
Some of the hardest hit by impacts of Covid-19 have been low-income informal sector workers, how can these impacts be mitigated? As countries begin to look ahead to rebuilding their economies post-Covid, what are the opportunities for positive change?
How can we address religious inequalities in a post-Covid-19 transition?
If we do not address inequalities now, the situation could be dramatically worse for religious minorities around the world, in the wake of Covid-19 and its manifold consequences. So, what can be done?
A Global Green New Deal: Into the Portal, Leave No One Behind
Arundhati Roy and Naomi Klein in conversation with Asad Rehman on how we move from crisis to justice and build a Global Green New Deal.
A discussion on how cities are utilising their digital, material and human infrastructures to deal with Covid-19 now and in the years to come.
Downscaling the Doughnut to the City
How can your city become a home to thriving people, in a thriving place, while respecting the wellbeing of all people and the health of the whole planet? Economist Kate Raworth speaks about ‘Doughnut Economics’.
Ending Global Poverty – Four Women’s Noble Conspiracy
Ending poverty is an even greater challenge in today’s pandemic world than it was two decades ago, when the so-called Utstein-four rose to prominent positions as ministers in charge of international development in their governments. Their experience in international cooperation contains many lessons useful to addressing the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Rupture – Conceptualising Nature-Society Transformation
Research project looks at the long term effects of transformations in people’s everyday environment.
Hope and Action with Andrew Simms, Rapid Transition Alliance