No silver lining to coronavirus, but a golden opportunity
(Climate Home News, 1 May 2020) The blue skies above our quiet cities are not a silver lining.
We never wanted a lesson in decarbonisation and our lack of resilience that condemned hundreds of thousands to death.
But the cleaner air that followed the coronavirus outbreak does represent a golden opportunity: our last best chance to shift our economies away from fossil fuels and reset the governance and institutional rules we need to deepen international cooperation.
As climate impacts intensify, how can governments be better prepared in supporting resilient societies and economies? How can we build the international system we need for the difficult years ahead?
To ensure 2020 isn’t a lost year for climate action, but anchors climate risk and resilience at the centre of decision making, three areas of focus are important.