GEO Matters - March 2020

United Nations Environment Programme (2020-03)

Covid-19 has put lives in danger all over the world and left many of us at home dealing with a different routine, which many are struggling to get used to. However, even though many of us are facing difficult situations, this can be an opportunity to start reflecting on our impact on the environment and find ways to reduce our footprint. It can be a moment to plan to make our daily routines more sustainable when things return to normal. As many studies show, this pandemic is also the result of climate change and the constant threat posed on wildlife and biodiversity as a whole. During these times, young people are at home, more connected across social media than ever. They are the ones that have the power to bring about transformative change for not only when they are able to leave their houses again but also now.

Global environment outlook (GEO)