What does COVID-19 mean for global warming?
Despite the increasingly clear benefits of clean energy systems, including reduced emissions and continuously falling costs, the pace of the global transition away from fossil fuel systems is still not clear.
During the first few months of the pandemic we got a clear view of what could be possible in a lower-emission energy system as transportation emissions were down sharply. The move away from fossil fuels would provide many immediate health benefits such as reduced pollution, good jobs, and more reliable and resilient power for critical facilities like hospitals.
When we do begin to emerge from this pandemic, humanity has a unique opportunity to build a better world, creating more sustainable systems that will provide more resilience to communities around the world, and reduce the emissions that are driving climate change. WEF COVID-19 Strategic Intelligence Read more ...