Past Event

How to keep the UN Environmental Agenda in Times of Crisis

March 29, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Online and In-person: International Affairs Building (Room 404), Columbia University, 420 West 118th Street, New York

Event Description

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken political institutions and the ways they prioritize some issues over others. In the United Nations system divided into programs and agencies working on separate issue areas, such a crisis challenges those in charge of promoting long-term concerns. Speakers will share insights into how UN actors keep an issue, which is not seen as a priority, on the agenda in times of crisis. Based on an investigation of the UN environmental agenda in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, this event highlights the practices through which UN staff attempts to maintain the environment on the agenda at the operational and policy levels. 

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. Columbia University ID holders are invited to attend in-person; outside guests can join virtually. Please visit the event webpage for additional information.

Please email Fabien Cottier at [email protected] with any questions. Hosted by the International Organization/UN Studies Specialization program at Columbia University.