The COVID-19 pandemic has brought massive changes to our lives and ways of thinking. People's movement has been severely restricted and many sectors of our economies have been shut down. Whereas immediate environmental impacts of the pandemic are evident in a drop in carbon emissions and decreased air pollution, it may not contribute to a longer-term decrease in global warming. If anything, the pandemic does force us to ask whether there is anything we can bring forth from this in terms of climate and environmental policies.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and on this occasion, we would like to present selected research and blogs written by key opinion leaders on the topic of Climate Change and Policy. This campaign also forms part of Springer Nature’s Sustainable Development Goals Programme.