May 25, 2020

Climate crisis and Covid-19: addressing both crises at once

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is disruptive for the global economy and devastating for many people and their livelihoods, but we cannot take our attention away from the climate crisis. Rather we must recognize and analyze the parallels and connections of these two global crises. A green recovery must be the answers of these two crises. This has been supported by institutional investors, global financial institutions, and officials in finance ministries and central banks. The challenge now is to create millions of jobs in the short term, enable innovation and economic diversification, and cut both carbon and air pollution and improving public health. Tackling the climate crisis and the health crisis at once!

Read more:
Monika Langthaler about useful lessons from the pandemic for fighting the climate crisis (only German)

Europe is preparing the world’s greenest recovery package: The Green Deal

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