As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world, governments are taking drastic measures to limit the movement of its citizens and shore up shocked economies.

The worldwide lockdown, has already imposed some form of restriction on some 3 billion people, has grounded flights, emptied buses and trains, and left private cars sitting on driveways.

The resulting drop in CO2 emissions, as well as air and water pollution, is already making news headlines. But with the pandemic yet to peak in most countries, the wider impacts for a world attempting to slow climate change are still far from clear.

In this article Carbon Brief asks scientists, analysts and policy experts from a range of disciplines for their thoughts on how the lifestyle changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic could affect global CO2 emissions in the short and long term.

Read the full article here.

Source: Carbon Brief