This new article on the ECCO website from Deepa Pullanikkatil argues that urgent coronavirus related socioeconomic responses must be aligned with climate commitments, social equality and green recovery plans.
This week we’re pinpointing the growing need for social and climate justice measures when planning for global socio-economic recovery efforts. Also, a look at Planet of the Humans and how these twin crises will impact Gen Z.
This week we look at concurrent environmental crises – from a locust outbreak to deforestation & COVID-19. We highlight solutions – from climate activism during a pandemic to grassroots infrastructure.
We’re continuing to focus on environmental news relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, looking at air quality, imagining a world post-corona and how human activity (or lack thereof) fundamentally affects our planet.
This week we’re focusing on food security and equity during COVID-19. We also look at the fossil fuels industry’s volatile state, the weakening of environmental legislation, and the relationship between coronavirus and pollution.
Deepa Pullanikkatil (PhD) considers the normal we have come to take for granted and prompts us to consider a “‘new normal’ that is more sustainable, climate-proof, equitable, compassionate and humane.
This pandemic comes with the opportunity to collectively understand how our actions have contributed to the situation we find ourselves in, and how to urgently adjust our attitudes, actions and policies so that we do not go back to “business as usual”. Experts agree that the climate crisis and the destruction of nature and wildlife are hurting humanity, with COVID-19 a ‘clear warning shot.’