Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Generalitat de Catalunya, among other lines of work, has carried out a task of research and systematization of information that has allowed to launch a project around of the COVID-19 and development cooperation binomial. In this context, the Catalan Government has reaffirmed its commitment to pursuing a courageous public policy in the face of global challenges and with greater strategic adaptation capabilities in a changing context such as the current one. It has monitored the evolution of the crisis and the new development issues it is creating, and has participated in the discussions and debates on cooperation and development that have been promoted by the international community to make proposals in order to face global challenges and generate alliances of joint work, betting on multilateralism as an instrument of international coordination.
Do not miss out on any of the upcoming webinars of the ‘COVID-19 & cooperation’ series organised by the Generalitat de Catalunya.
1. COVID-19 & the Environment and transformative Economies, Tuesday 8 June 2021, 17:00 h (CET)
Join the webinar to discuss the connection between human health and the environment, the unequal effects of climate change, and the impacts of COVID-19 on environmental human rights defenders. We will offer a forward-looking perspective on how the post-pandemic economic recovery should be an opportunity to “build back better” by betting on a green economy model. We will also exchange views on the lessons learned, how to create more resilient societies, capable of adapting to future global challenges, and how to strengthen a development cooperation model more focused on environmental challenges and sustainability.
2. COVID-19 & the Future Development Cooperation, Tuesday 13 July 2021, 17:00 h (CET)
Join the webinar to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted development cooperation and what have been the response strategies of public and private actors. At the same time, we will see how, through cooperation, we can contribute to the transition to more sustainable and equitable models of development, which put human rights at the centre. We will also reflect on how we need to rethink the future cooperation if we want it to be truly focused on achieving the SDGs and on how a renewed system of international cooperation should be.