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COVID and the Environment: For Better or Worse?

Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), UWI

Live Mini Conference

In Celebration of World Environment Day

Theme: COVID and the Environment: For Better or Worse?

Date: June 5, 2020 (World Environment Day)

Time 1-4 pm EST/JA Time (2-5 pm AST)

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Moderator: Professor Mona Webber, Deputy Dean, FST & GraceKennedy/James Moss-Solomon Snr. Chair in Environmental Management


  • Cleaner Air, Clearer Waters: Are the environmental benefits of COVID real and/or sustainable? Prof. Leonard Nurse, The UWI, Cave Hill and Coordinating Lead author IPCC Small islands chapter
  • COVID and Climate Change: Two Caribbean Challenges Mrs. Therese Turner-Jones, IDB, Jamaica Country Head
  • Keeping the Environment Message Alive: A Communication Practitioner's Perspective Mrs. Petre Williams Raynor, Author, Educator and Communications Pro
  • Can we prepare for COVID & An Active Hurricane Season?  Dr. Barbara Carby, Director, Disaster Risk Reduction Centre, UWI
  • Water in the time of COVID-19 Mr. Peter Clarke, Managing Director, Water Resources Authority
  • Warmer/wetter/cooler/drier?  Is there a perfect environment for the virus to thrive? Dr. Georgiana Gordon-Strachan, Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR), UWI
  • Building Back Better: Inserting environmental considerations as we re-open the Economy Mrs. Eleanor Jones, Managing Director, Environmental Solutions Ltd.
  • OSH considerations during COVID Dr. Norbert Campbell, Lecturer, Dept. of Community Health and Psychiatry, UWI

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Published on 02 Jun, 2020

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