Highlight | Dialogue Forum 2: Our Wild, Our Climate: The State of the Environment in Post COVID-19

During the Coronavirus pandemic, what has become clear in sight is the improved state of the environment worldwide.

Since the governments have imposed restriction as well as lockdown measures in several parts of the world, the state of the environment in many areas, from the air to the oceans and our forests, has improved significantly in the absence of human beings.

Though temporary, this has suggested the way people can do for the environment, which deeply interconnects with their economy and lifestyle.

Scientists as well as economists worldwide have started to explore such the new path that leads to a more sustainable lifestyle and economy.

Some of the proposals involving leveraging existing deals like the Paris Agreement are strongly being called for, while the ending of wildlife trade and habitat exploitation and One Health concept are proposed along as the outbreak crisis has also exposed the negative side of humans’ impacts on the environment and public health.

The Dialogue Forum, a monthly forum by Bangkok Tribune and its partners to “bridge the gap” and “connect the dots” of different views and opinions as well as bits of information on social and environmental issues to create one big picture for better understanding in society, would cordially like to invite you to explore the proposals together at the forum series, Our Wild, Our Climate.

Here is the highlight of the first forum in the series.