Ecosperity Conversations Special Edition

Reconnecting with Nature

COVID-19 is a poignant reminder that human life is inextricably linked to nature and our environment: wildlife exploitation, deforestation and biodiversity destruction all increase the risk of disease transmissions from animals to humans. Nature also provides us with many vital ecosystem services, such as the air, food and water we need to survive, climate regulation, carbon sequestration and many more. All around the world, as countries and cities went into lockdown, people sought to reconnect with nature. ​

How else has the pandemic affected our relationship with nature? Join us on 29 September for an exclusive session with Dr Goodall and young climate leaders as we explore perspectives from youths in Asia on why nature is indispensable to sustainable development. Learn how we can collectively work alongside nature, and not against it, in a post-pandemic world.

The panellists will discuss:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on nature;​

  • The role of nature in sustainable development; and​

  • Collaboration needed among public, private and people sectors to help us all reconnect with nature.

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28 SEP 2021
12:00 - 13:00
Live webinar (dial-in details will be sent to registered attendees only)

Timings indicated are Singapore time (GMT+8)

20:00 – 20:25
Sharing by Dr Goodall
25 mins
Dr Jane Goodall, DBE speaker frame
Dr Jane Goodall, DBE

Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

20:25 – 21:00
Panel discussion + Q&A
35 mins
Speakers and Moderator
Dr Jane Goodall, DBE speaker frame
Dr Jane Goodall, DBE

Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

Raha Islam speaker frame
Raha Islam

Roots & Shoots Club Leader, Chang Jung Christian University

Ernst Kwok speaker frame
Ernst Kwok

Volunteer Fundraising & Partnerships Manager, Jane Goodall Institute of Singapore

Tan Shi Zhou speaker frame
Tan Shi Zhou

President, Earthlink NTU

Audrey Tan speaker frame
Audrey Tan

Assistant News Editor, The Straits Times

About the speaker 

Dr Jane Goodall, DBE

The Jane Goodall Institute &
UN Messenger of Peace

Panellists and moderator

Assistant News Editor
The Straits Times
Roots & Shoots Club Leader
Chang Jung Christian University
Volunteer Fundraising & Partnerships Manager
Jane Goodall Institute of Singapore
Earthlink NTU