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Al Jazeera 9 Sep 2020

Is the coronavirus pandemic a chance to tackle climate change?


As the world focuses attention on the coronavirus pandemic, experts are warning of a more dangerous threat: climate change.
Our world continues to heat up faster than predicted.
Small island nations are bearing the brunt.
In a special episode in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), we ask: can recovery from a global health crisis help heal our environment as well?

Presenter: Nick Clark


Simon Stiell - Minister of Climate Resilience and the Environment in Grenada

Brooke Takala - Secretary General, Marshall Islands Red Cross Society

Jagan Chapagain - Secretary General, IFRC

CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke to travel expert Mark Ellwood about how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting this year's World Tourism Day.
The Post's Yasmeen Abutaleb explains how President-elect Joe Biden and his task force plan to handle the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic in January 2021.
The coronavirus pandemic is causing a world-wide crisis for democracy.
That's the conclusion of Freedom House, the U.S. based research group.
It highlights five areas that researchers say have been weakened during the pandemic: checks against abuses of power, protection of vulnerable groups, government transparency, media freedom and credible elections.
It accuses more than 80 countries of backsliding on rights since the virus appeared late last year.

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

Amy Slipowitz - Freedom House research group
Kavita Krishna - All India Progressive Women's Association
Ivar Dale - Norwegian Helsinki Committee
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobucher joins 'Fox News Sunday' to give her take on the coronavirus pandemic, Judge Barrett's Supreme Court nomination and the presidential elections.

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