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Pollution reductions during lockdowns can teach us how to build back better a sustainable economy
Jean-Philippe Bonardi, Quentin Gallea, Dimitrija Kalanoski, Rafael Lalive, Raahil Madhok, Frederik Noac, Dominic Rohner and Tommaso Sonno June 2021
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Tags: covid-19; environment; policy

Though Covid-19 lockdowns prompted a 35-45% reduction in pollution, effects across the world were unequal and policies aimed at combatting climate change must account for such diverse outcomes. This research highlights how we can learn from the pandemic and 'build back better' for a sustainable economy.