The devastation of Covid-19 forced rapid and surprising changes around the world. To fight the coronavirus, governments invested money in rescue programs, companies adapted their objectives and production, central banks allowed exceptional stimulus packages and many societies mobilized to protect the most vulnerable.
The New York Times organized a debate on July 9, 2020, to explore the sweaty lessons from Covid-19 and how to apply them to climate change. Did these dramatic actions against the coronavirus give us a plan to mobilize against climate change? Is this an opportunity for a new path to follow that puts accelerated climate solutions at its center?
The global response to the pandemic shows us what can follow when a challenge is faced with sufficient political will, investment, technology and skill.
What would a rescue plan for the planet look like? Watch the July 9 debate above.