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COVID-19 lockdowns have led to a 17% drop in daily CO2 emissions

19 May 2020

The recovery can try to make structural changes to preserve these gains without economic devastation—or we can just go back to normal.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced countries around the world into lockdowns, and such halts have led to a 17% drop in daily global CO2 emissions—or 17 million tonnes of carbon dioxide each day—during the peak of coronavirus confinement measures in early April. But without structural changes in our economic, transportation, and energy systems, researchers warn that the lower emissions are unlikely to last.

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