An aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, last September. Photo: Reuters
How China and Britain can lead the biodiversity and climate debate in the Covid-19 era
Two top conventions on biodiversity and climate change have been postponed but for the respective hosts, China and Britain, now is the time to lead the global discussion on conservation, linking up pandemics, public health and the environment
Christine Loh is chief development strategist and adjunct professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Institute of the Environment and Division of Environment and Sustainability. She was the former undersecretary for the environment (2012-17), and a former lawmaker. She is also the former CEO of Civic Exchange, a non-profit public policy think tank. She is a lawyer by training, a commodities trader by profession, and an author of many publications.