CEC is exploring how, together with you, we can turn the COVID-19 pandemic into a catalyst moment for how we build deep community resilience and address the impacts of climate change in our region.
Read below for resources, thought pieces, and actions you can take now.
Here we are, weeks and months into an unprecedented global exploration into isolation due to COVID-19. And once again, the most poignant takeaway of this new territory may very well be our keen rediscovery of how our lives depend on one another.
The pandemic could be a crossroads for the climate if we act together now. We’ve learned a few key things from the climate movement that can be helpful here. And vice versa; what we’re learning from this extremely challenging public health crisis could make this a watershed moment for climate change and an enormous opportunity for transformation.
The pandemic exposes our region's social, economic and environmental strengths and vulnerabilities – the exact type of community resilience CEC's Climate Resilience Roundtables are designed to help us work toward together. See community-driven solutions we've developed that could support us in this time.
Both the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change are global crises with the power to derail economies and kill millions of people.
Society has moved far more aggressively to address the coronavirus than it has the climate crisis. But some experts wonder if the unprecedented global mobilization to slow the pandemic might help pave the way for more dramatic climate action.
Teen Vogue The way the world has been able to mobilize itself and shut down in the blink of an eye to properly respond to the coronavirus is proof that political leaders actually do have the ability to make rapid change happen if they want. So where is that rapid response for the climate crisis?
Climate resilience is community resilience – a whole community approach that ensures everyone’s wellbeing is considered. It requires deep thinking, surfacing of issues such as inequity and inclusion, and long-term planning so we don’t continue to operate the same old ways in a world that has changed.
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Please contact our Outreach & Education Director, Kathi King, at [email protected] if there are resources we should add to this page or other support we can provide during this challenging time.