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Ulrich Volz: Pandemic is but a Prelude to Looming Climate Crisis

November 12, 2020

The pandemic has highlighted in dramatic ways the need for better disaster preparation. (iStock by Getty Images/John Carnemolla)

Despite long-standing warnings from scientists about the risks of a pandemic, the world was simply unprepared for this one. Ulrich Volz says the same is true for climate change. Volz is the director of the Center for Sustainable Finance at SOAS University of London and in this podcast, he says many countries will find themselves in a permanent crisis mode unless concerted efforts are made to strengthen investment to mitigate and adapt to climate change, Volz's article Investing in a Green Recovery is published in the June 2020 issue of Finance and Development Magazine.

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Ulrich Volz is the director of the Center for Sustainable Finance at SOAS University of London and senior research fellow at the German Development Institute.