The coronavirus and climate change are two urgent, global health and economic emergencies. Here’s how our response to one can inform the other.
It’s hard to find positives amid the wreckage of COVID-19, but there is one silver lining. The lockdown has slowed climate change: cutting fossil fuel use, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions.
How can we retain this COVID-era benefit in a post-pandemic world? MIT Sloan Professor and director of the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative, John Sterman explored these issues in a recent webinar, “COVID and Climate Change: Lessons and Opportunities.”
So what do COVID and climate change have in common?
Read the four points Professor Sterman outlines here: https://mitsloan.mit.edu/ideas-made-to-matter/4-lessons-covid-19-to-help-fight-climate-change
Written by Kara Baskin, MIT Sloan