Published 2020-09-08

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Impact of coronavirus pandemic on climate action

In late August, Mistra Geopolitics, the Haga Initiative and the Stockholm Environment Institute held a digital breakfast webinar entitled Climate, Security and Geopolitics — How do we navigate in corona times? The broadcast is now available.

On 25 August, Mistra Geopolitics, the Haga Initiative and the Stockholm Environment Institute held a digital breakfast webinar (in Swedish) with climate, security and geopolitics as its points of departure. Topics discussed included how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting climate action nationally and globally, and the business sector. Other subjects raised were new geopolitical implications and the effects of the pandemic on security issues, food supply and trade conflicts.

Watch the whole televised webinar (in Swedish).

Participants:

Johan Kuylenstierna, Vice Chair, Swedish Climate Policy Council

Karl Hallding, Senior Researcher, Stockholm Environment Institute, Mistra Geopolitics

Kristina Bergendal, Senior Advisor on Strategic Issues, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)

Anna-Karin Hatt, CEO of the Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF)

Lars Appelqvist, CEO of Löfbergs

Björn-Ola Linnér, Professor of Environmental Science at Linköping University and Programme Director of Mistra Geopolitics

Åsa Persson, Research Director, Stockholm Environment Institute

Jens Holm, MP (Left Party), climate-policy spokesperson

Karin Karlsbro (Swedish Liberals), Member of the European Parliament (MEP)

Moderators:

Eva Krutmeijer, Moderator, Mistra Geopolitics

Nina Ekelund, Moderator, Haga Initiative