Man and woman protesting climate change in front of Cardiff Castle

New report: tackling climate change post-lockdown

Published : 03/07/20 | Categories: Influencing,

In response to the current Coronavirus crisis, WCVA ran a series of events entitled ‘Preparing for Different Futures’, which explored how the voluntary sector has been affected by and continues to respond to the pandemic.

The fifth event in the series was very much future-focused and talked about impacts of COVID-19 on tackling climate change going forward.

The question of how we rebuild the economy post-COVID-19 threat and also retain some positive behaviours in terms of effectively tackling the climate crisis was considered.

It was evident that local communities have become more self-sufficient around food networks and producing locally. Emphasis was made on moving towards a green economy, reduction of carbon emissions, citing the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act in Wales and urging the Welsh Government to publish a timeline of economic renewal.

A report detailing this session is now available, with a blog post from the event also accessible here.

A recording of the session is also free to view on our YouTube channel.

Blogs that summarise the discussion

Jess Blair sums up discussions with the voluntary sector from the events in our Preparing for Different Futures series.

Preparing for different futures series – the follow up

COVID-19 has impacted on everybody’s lives. The lockdown has forced us all to do things differently, and to do different things. It has opened new possibilities – good and bad.

As policy-makers start to look ahead, these events provide a space to share learning, consider implications for the future and discuss what this means for decision-making today.

Although the series of six events concluded on Thursday 18 June, the conversations around these topics and others, continues. We want to continue to learn from the sector and use these discussions in our wider work.

This series will conclude with a report that covers four key questions we tackled throughout each session.

You can sign up to our COVID-19 daily updates (Mon – Fri) for the latest COVID-19 news for the voluntary sector in Wales, and get the booking link straight into your inbox as well as other useful information on COVID-19. You can also email policyteam@wcva.cymru to feed into any of these topics and more.

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