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‘Coronavirus fight could prove fatal for another global challenge: Addressing climate change’


Fighting the coronavirus is like a war. But to address climate change, “we need to win the peace,” says Mark Carney, UN special envoy on climate action and climate finance, and governor of the Bank of England until earlier this year.

The spread of the coronavirus has created a life-or-death crisis not just for individuals and for health care systems—but for businesses and economies as a whole. As governments and businesses face down the coronavirus crisis, the question will be where this war leaves the challenge the world was facing before the coronavirus—and will face again after: climate change.