[ASK-Y] Session 3: Why is the Earth Sick?
November 8, 2021 — Following our second session, "Why Are We Not Equal? | The New Disruptors: Gender and Equality," Asia Society Korea hosted the third session of the Asia Society Korea Youth (ASK-Y) program on climate and equality. The session was hosted by Asia Society Korea Executive Director Yvonne Kim, with Kate Clayton, Research Officer at La Trobe Asia, and Alistair Ritchie, Director of Asia-Pacific Sustainability at Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), as guest speakers.
Moderated by Mark Hopkins, Master of International Studies Candidate at Seoul National University GSIS, and Nazifa Rafa, MPhil Candidate in Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge, the discussion session was titled "Why is the Earth Sick? | The New Disruptors: Climate and Environment" as the panel probed the latest state of our global habitat and its stark warnings that humanity's future could be filled with risk profiles.
But as the speakers all agreed, this future is not set in stone. Our concerted efforts to mitigate climate change could reverse trends, accelerate technological progress, and create geopolitical developments that drastically reduce our footprint. The world at the end of the 21st century could turn out to be radically different. Watch our ASK-Y webinar to find out more about the environment-sustainability nexus — why the climate is changing, and how we can prepare for the future — from the perspectives of young leaders and seasoned experts.