Looking to learn more about how Covid-19 is interacting with our environmental challenges?

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AWARE has compiled resources from around the world informing us about what is happening right now and what the Covid-19 crisis means for the fight to reduce the effects of climate change.

 

 

Essential Reads

Environmental Defence Canada: Answers to 5 more questions about COVID-19 and the environment

The Guardian: Will the coronavirus kill the oil industry and help save the climate?

U Waterloo: The politics of leaving fossil fuels in the ground

350.org: 5 Principles for Just Covid-19 Relief and Stimulus

World Resources Institute: Key Investments Can Build Resilience to Pandemics and Climate Change

McKinsey & Co: Addressing climate change in a post-pandemic world 

Canadian Institute for Climate Choices: First, do no harm—and carbon pricing won’t

Further Reading

BBC: Climate change: Could the coronavirus crisis spur a green recovery?

UN News: First Person: COVID-19 is not a silver lining for the climate, says UN Environment chief

Climate Home News: IMF chief: $1 trillion post-coronavirus stimulus must tackle climate crisis

Corporate Knights: Building Back Better with a green renovation wave

The Guardian: The Covid-19 crisis creates a chance to reset economies on a sustainable footing

The Guardian: Milan announces ambitious scheme to reduce car use after lockdown

The Guardian: It’s time to let the fossil fuel industry die

EcoWatch: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Set for Record Decline Due to Coronavirus Lockdowns

Outside Magazine: Op-Ed: The Stimulus Package Is a Climate Disaster

BBC News: Coronavirus recovery plan ‘must tackle climate change’

Balsillie School of International Affairs:  Coronavirus, Climate and a Clean Energy Transition: Is Resiliency Achievable?

Balsillie School of International Affairs: After the Virus: Building Back Better?

Sustainability, Science, Practice, and Policy: Does the COVID-19 outbreak mark the onset of a sustainable consumption transition?

Al Jazeera: The coronavirus outbreak is part of the climate change crisis

Canada Specific

Maclean’s: What Canada’s COVID-19 economic stimulus plan should look like when it comes

Canadian Institute for Climate Choices: When Disasters Collide

Canadian Institute for Climate Choices: When Disasters Collide: The Sequel

The Narwhal: Three ways Canada’s coronavirus funds can address both economic and climate emergencies

Canadian Institute for Climate Choices: Well and good: The federal oil and gas support avoided pitfalls. Can future recovery efforts do the same?

Canadian Institute for Climate Choices: Climate Change vs. Economic Growth in a Time of Crisis

Canadian Institute for Climate Choices: Climate policy in the long shadow of COVID-19

Environmental Defence Canada: Two crises converge (Part 2): How impacts from climate change make Great Lakes communities vulnerable

The Tyee: What Kind of Recovery Economy Is BC Planning to Build?

Essential Reads

Grist: Climate in the Time of Coronavirus

Scientific American: What Could Warming Mean for Pathogens like Coronavirus?

World Economic Forum: Global Risks Report 2020

The Conversation: Coronavirus response proves the world can act on climate change

Canadian Institute for Climate Choices: When Disasters Collide

Further Reading

Bloomberg Green: A Pandemic That Cleared Skies and Halted Cities Isn’t Slowing Global Warming

BBC: Climate change and coronavirus: Five charts about the biggest carbon crash

Canadian Institute for Climate Choices: When Disasters Collide: The Sequel

Maclean’s: Why COVID-19 gets more government attention than the climate catastrophe

Swiss Re: Pandemics in a changing climate – Evolving risk and the global response

The Guardian: Covid-19 is nature’s wake-up call to complacent civilisation

Environmental Health News: Coronavirus, climate change, and the environment

Global Change.gov: Climate and Health Assessment

Word Economic Forum: The Global Risk Report 2016

Balsillie School of International Affairs: Lessons from Wuhan? The Politics of “Intelligence Failures”

World Resources Institute: Key Investments Can Build Resilience to Pandemics and Climate Change

McKinsey & Co: Addressing climate change in a post-pandemic world 

PreventionWeb: Covid-19 and Climate: Multifaceted Impacts

Four Twenty Seven: The Compounding Challenges of Climate Hazards and COVID-19

The Narwhal: Coronavirus and climate change: how to save lives during crises

NY Times: Here’s How Coronavirus Could Raise Cities’ Risk for Climate Disasters

Canadian Institute for Climate Choices: Deny the facts. Downplay the risks. Then take action to protect human lives.

Al Jazeera: The coronavirus outbreak is part of the climate change crisis

Canada Specific

Environmental Defence Canada: Answers to 5 more questions about COVID-19 and the environment

Environmental Defence Canada: Two crises converge (Part 2): How impacts from climate change make Great Lakes communities vulnerable

Think you know of a resource that we should add to this list? Contact nway@awarewhistler.org – we always like to learn more!

Last edited: May 13, 2020