The Aftermath of the Post-Covid Era

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Embracing the Net Zero Global Economy 

Thursday 4 November 2021, all day 
Zoom online webinar 

A University of Glasgow-Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee Series on the Reconstruction of the Global Economic Order in the Post-Covid Era. 

We are going through a pandemic that has already led to a loss of more than a million lives, an increase in global poverty for the first time in decades and larger disparities within and across economies. All these call for a new Bretton Woods moment to identify the root causes of global challenges and to offer solutions for a world that is more resilient, sustainable, and inclusive. With this objective, the University of Glasgow and Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee (RBWC) have organised a new series of events. 

The Adam Smith Business School was delighted to be hosting the first of these events during COP26. Bringing together experts from a cross-section of economics, they will join to discuss the potential paths that global economies will face in their transition to the Net Zero Global Economy in the aftermath of Covid-19.

Welcoming notable speakers including Nobel Laureates, policy makers, participants from academia, private sector and NGOs, the key theme focused on how economies can finance a sustainable transition to the Net Zero Economy in the post-Covid-19 period. A particular focus was on the countries with deepest investment gaps, limited resources and a high potential to be affected adversely by the climate crises.

The event will also focused on whether and how countries are - and should be - using monetary policy, financial regulation, and other policy tools in this transition. The sessions further discussed the potential role of Central Banks and Supervisors in shaping the sustainability agenda. 

The UK hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from 31 October – 12 November 2021. The meeting brought countries together to work towards achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. 

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First published: 18 October 2021

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