The COVID-19 pandemic that brought the world economy to a three-month halt also brought down CO2 emissions to an unprecedented level. Although these numbers might seem significant, the effect of these drops alone is nearly not enough to achieve the 1.5°C target set by the Paris Agreement. So how can we look at the pandemic as an opportunity to step up the fight against the climate emergency? The answer lies in the response to the global economic crisis and in the stimulus packages offered by governments throughout the world.
What happened to George Floyd was disgusting and outrageous. Human rights cannot be discretionary or put in second place. Human rights cannot be an option. Donald Trump cannot be re-elected.