Coronavirus: The Whole Story - Could COVID-19 save the planet?

Climate Emergency

09 October 2020

The 'Coronavirus: The Whole Story' podcast highlights UCL's interdisciplinary expertise on Covid-19 - focusing on its management, mitigation, eventual halt, and preparing for a post-coronavirus world.

This episode explores the role COVID-19 has played in the climate crisis. As things have changed, traffic has gone down in cities, people are realising what clean air really feels like. But the short term gains on the environment are matched by the explosion of PPE - and when abandoned on the streets, can choke wildlife the same way plastics do.

Prof Jacquie McGlade is a Professor of Natural Prosperity, Sustainable Development and Knowledge Systems at the Institute for Global Prosperity

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