Analysing the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the climate-energy nexus, raises three important questions. First, what does this global health and economic crisis mean for the future of fossil fuels, particularly oil? Because of the drop in economic activity, greenhouse gas emissions have plummeted, but how can we ensure a structural decline
that is aligned with the Paris Agreement?
Third, how can we embed the ideas of a “just transition” within the broader postpandemic “green recovery”? This policy brief offers a glimpse of the direction away from fossil fuels that our global energy system must take to govern the postpandemic world.
SOURCE: Mathieu Blondeel. “COVID-19 and the Climate: Energy Nexus.” European Policy Brief, No. 61, May 2020.
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