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Timings09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
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The webinars and the Virtual Victoria Forum 2020 aim at understanding the long-term implications of the pandemic and developing solutions and ..
responses to it. In so doing, they will also lay the groundwork for the Victoria Forum 2021 by applying the lenses of Turf, Trust and Truth to a broader range of economic, social and environmental divides. Impact of the pandemic on economic divides: The pandemic has had a major impact across the globe, and is deepening existing divides within and between economies, disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable societies, enterprises and workers. Impact of the pandemic on social divides: The pandemic is deepening social divides by fuelling populism, racial animosity, discrimination and suspicion of ‘the other’. Impact of the pandemic on environmental divides: The unexpected positive impact of the pandemic on the environment is noticeable in many regions of the world. The pandemic nonetheless offers avenues to ‘build back greener’, and has shown that impactful climate-related and environmental action is possible, albeit at a steep cost, and that our current course and environmental impact can be altered. The Virtual Victoria Forum 2020 and the Victoria Forum 2021 is a partnership between the University of Victoria and the Senate of Canada.
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