EDITORIAL

A COVID-19 recovery for climate

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Science  01 May 2020:
Vol. 368, Issue 6490, pp. 447
DOI: 10.1126/science.abc4887

Summary

In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, countries are launching economic recovery programs to mitigate unemployment and stabilize core industries. Although it is understandably difficult to contemplate other hazards in the midst of this outbreak, it is important to remember that we face another major crisis that threatens human prosperity—climate change. Leveraging COVID-19 recovery programs to simultaneously advance the climate agenda presents a strategic opportunity to transition toward a more sustainable post–COVID-19 world.

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