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GRID-Arendal extends an invite to all to attend an upcoming free online event: A Rescue Plan for Nature.

Join a top-level panel of scientists, conservationists, and policymakers as they discuss how our disregard for nature caused COVID-19 – and how we can seize a unique opportunity to build back better.

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021

Time: 18:00–19:30 BST

Register to attend

The event is being produced by New Scientist magazine to accompany its “Rescue Plan for Nature” series of feature articles. The articles and event are supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and GRID-Arendal.


Partha Dasgupta

Economist at University of Cambridge and author of the UK government review “The Economics of Biodiversity

Susan Gardner

Ocean conservationist and director of the Ecosystems Division at UNEP

Cristián Samper

Tropical biologist and president and CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society

Adjany Costa

Conservationist, UNEP Young Champion of the Earth, and adviser to the presidency of Angola

Zac Goldsmith

UK Minister for Pacific and the Environment

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by the host, New Scientist writer and columnist Graham Lawton.

Release date: 01 Apr 2021


GRID-Arendal's activities are nearly always a cooperative undertaking made possible through collaboration with partners and donors.