Economic Climate Monitor – Sustainability in times of a crisis and the consequences for our climate

by: Loudina Erasmus

  • COVID-19 resulted in setbacks for many social and economic sustainable development goals.
  • For climate change it holds an opportunity – directly reducing CO2 emissions, accelerating indirect trends impacting CO2 emissions and higher determination to solve shared problems.
  • For emerging economies, the pandemic had a disproportionately negative impact aggravated by existing structural problems and vulnerability, with feedback loops affecting their climate mitigation efforts and economic recovery ability.
Climate-Monitor-The-impact-of-corona-on-the-SDGs-and-our-climate-Final-3.12.2020.pdf (380 KB)