Corona and Climate Change
The Corona pandemic has significant effects on climate change. The Embassy of Sweden and UNA Germany invite to a discussion with the Swedish Climate Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin and Prof. Ottmar Edenhofer, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).
The Corona pandemic and its consequences have significant effects on climate change and climate protection, nationally and internationally. On the one hand, national measures and restrictions to combat the spread of the Corona pandemic and an economic recession have led to significant decreases of CO2 emissions in many countries and sectors, e.g. through the decline of air traffic and decreased industry production. On the other hand, particularly in the initial phase, political focus in many countries tended to shift from long-term climate action towards short-term actions to combat the negative effects of the pandemic.