The devastation caused by Covid-19 enables countries to rebuild their economies in a way that is environmentally responsible, the researchers said.
“The only way to reach the Paris Agreement is to take advantage of this moment … by combining the Covid-19 recovery with the climate change response,” said Dr Nick Watts, NHS’s chief sustainability officer.
Watts is one of the authors of the annual Health and Climate Change Countdown, which tracks the impact of global warming on health. The series has been running since 2015, when the Paris Agreement was signed in order to keep global temperatures well below 2 ° C above pre-industrial levels:
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