Covid-19, Climate Change Action and the Road to Green Recovery

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Can there be a silver lining to a pandemic? Lockdown, a common response to COVID-19 by governments across the world, dramatically changed peoples’ lives by confining their movement to their homes. It thus also changed our transportation and consumption patterns, leading to huge reductions in emissions.1 Images snapped by NASA and the European Space Agency showing clouds of nitrogen dioxide disappearing over China following its quarantine measures gave hope that on the other side of the pandemic, a cleaner climate awaits.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355–359
JournalJournal of Environmental Law
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov
Externally publishedYes

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Law

Free keywords

  • Covid-19
  • Environmental Law
  • EU law


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