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How to make the economic recovery from coronavirus an environmentally sustainable one

When this crisis passes, the world economy will bounce back. Emissions must not

By Fatih Birol  

On the factory floor. Electric vehicles . Photo: Oliver Berg/DPA/PA Images

In just a few short months, the coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed hospitals around the world, killing thousands of people, disrupting travel and trade, and shuttering economies in an unprecedented global crisis.

But while the world’s attention is rightly focussed on these urgent public health and economic issues, we should not lose sight of the global challenge of climate change.

Given the collapse in economic activity around the world, it is all but certain that carbon…

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