The combined effect of pandemic lockdowns in 123 countries led to a 30 per cent decline in carbon dioxide emissions in April, according to a recent study. Photo: Getty Images The combined effect of pandemic lockdowns in 123 countries led to a 30 per cent decline in carbon dioxide emissions in April, according to a recent study. Photo: Getty Images
The combined effect of pandemic lockdowns in 123 countries led to a 30 per cent decline in carbon dioxide emissions in April, according to a recent study. Photo: Getty Images

From China to Greta Thunberg, the coronavirus is held up as a climate wake-up call

  • Leaders and activists see the emergence from the pandemic as an opportunity for a ‘green recovery’
  • But there is tension between governments’ carbon neutral goals and fossil fuel-powered production

Topic |   Climate change
The combined effect of pandemic lockdowns in 123 countries led to a 30 per cent decline in carbon dioxide emissions in April, according to a recent study. Photo: Getty Images The combined effect of pandemic lockdowns in 123 countries led to a 30 per cent decline in carbon dioxide emissions in April, according to a recent study. Photo: Getty Images
The combined effect of pandemic lockdowns in 123 countries led to a 30 per cent decline in carbon dioxide emissions in April, according to a recent study. Photo: Getty Images
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