A man wearing a face mask is flanked by the Hong Kong skyline in Tsim Sha Tsui on January 25. The coronavirus epidemic has emptied streets in some of Hong Kong’s busiest areas. Photo: AFP A man wearing a face mask is flanked by the Hong Kong skyline in Tsim Sha Tsui on January 25. The coronavirus epidemic has emptied streets in some of Hong Kong’s busiest areas. Photo: AFP
A man wearing a face mask is flanked by the Hong Kong skyline in Tsim Sha Tsui on January 25. The coronavirus epidemic has emptied streets in some of Hong Kong’s busiest areas. Photo: AFP
Ian Brownlee
Opinion

Opinion

Ian Brownlee

The coronavirus crisis is changing how we work, travel and shop. That might just save our planet

  • The Covid-19 epidemic has forced lifestyle changes, such as reductions in air travel and conspicuous consumption, that will benefit our planet
  • The Hong Kong government should take forward the ‘smart city’ changes people have been forced to adopt and invest in environmentally friendly sectors

A man wearing a face mask is flanked by the Hong Kong skyline in Tsim Sha Tsui on January 25. The coronavirus epidemic has emptied streets in some of Hong Kong’s busiest areas. Photo: AFP A man wearing a face mask is flanked by the Hong Kong skyline in Tsim Sha Tsui on January 25. The coronavirus epidemic has emptied streets in some of Hong Kong’s busiest areas. Photo: AFP
A man wearing a face mask is flanked by the Hong Kong skyline in Tsim Sha Tsui on January 25. The coronavirus epidemic has emptied streets in some of Hong Kong’s busiest areas. Photo: AFP
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