In 2020 there was a reduction in CO2 emissions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. And yet, the world is still heading for a temperature rise in excess of 3°C this century, according to new figures released by the UN Environment Programme.
The new report shows that planning a green recovery from the pandemic could cut expected emissions in 2030 by up to 25%. It also states that combined emissions of the richest 1% of the global population account for more than double the combined emissions of the poorest 50%.
But 2020 has shown that in a crisis, we can change our behavior, and work together to overcome our greatest challenges.