29 May 2020

After the Virus - Episode One

From Smart Talk, 7:05 am on 29 May 2020
Christiana Figueres, Achim Steiner, Simon Upton

Christiana Figueres, Achim Steiner, Simon Upton Photo: RNZ

‘After the Virus’ is a six-part podcast and video series exploring how the Covid-19 pandemic will change the world in the long term. Guyon Espiner talks each time to a group of experts who explore the effect of the coronavirus on the economy, work, health, society and politics round the globe.

In this episode; the environment. Has the pandemic bought us any time to arrest climate change? If so, was the price we paid too high? Christiana Figueres, Achim Steiner and Simon Upton talk with Guyon Espiner.

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About the participants

Christina Figueres is Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Achim Steiner is Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme.

Simon Upton is New Zealand's current Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Produced by Justin Gregory, Guyon Espiner, Claire Eastham-Farrelly, Tim Watkin and Veronica Schmidt.