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Coronavirus and climate change are two crises that need humanity to unite

"Coronavirus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. It will have a huge global impact in 2020, not only on health and wellbeing, but also on our societies, economies and politics.

It is worth thinking through at this point what the impact of the pandemic may be on climate change and climate actions – in terms of emissions, global and national politics and social change.

The drop in global emissions caused by the coronavirus will reflect the level of its impact on global economic activity.

Reports have already shown that measures to contain it have caused output across key industrial sectors in China to drop by as much as 40%, which is likely to have wiped out a quarter or more of its carbon emissions since February."

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