A Tale of Two Crises: COVID-19, Climate Change, and Crisis Response
10 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2021
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
Date Written: January 16, 2021
This very short book chapter provides an overview of how the COVID-19 pandemic has already impacted climate emissions, the potential long-term effects on emissions, and already adopted and proposed green stimulus programs in the U.S. and elsewhere. Experience from the 2008 financial crisis suggests that a green stimulus could provide a long-term boost to renewable energy and related carbon-free technologies and infrastructure.
Keywords: COVID-19, climate change, renewable energy
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