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Can our Covid-19 response be a model for climate action?

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A pandemic will pass but the effects of climate change would be irreversible. Let's learn from the pandemic. 

Covid-19 has put science front and centre. It has been met with a resurgence in bipartisanship and has energised society into acting in the public interest.

Science, bipartisanship, and public interest: we’re going to need all three to address the climate crisis. It will need deep, complex engagement with genuinely difficult policy decisions based off rigorous scientific advice, paired with commitments from all political camps to rise above meaningless “gotcha” point-scoring, and acceptance from all members of society to incur relatively small costs today to avoid far greater ones tomorrow.

https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/prospects-climate-change-action-post-covid-19-world

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By Lynn Wood

14 May 2020

 
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