Climate Advocacy and COVID-19 Pandemic

As the world reels over the COVID-19 pandemic, it is understandable that all governments have shifted much of their focus on ensuring their citizens are protected from the deadly virus. This is an urgent public health matter that everyone needs to overcome.

Still, the Asia Climate Change Consortium (ACCC) members reflect on the importance of ensuring that as the world faces this “new normal” because of the virus, climate action must be taken into account as countries face this crisis.

ACCC looks to the future of climate advocacy as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. ACCC believes that climate action must be considered strongly. We cannot go back to the ways we did things. COVID-19 ushered in a new normal and this new normal must include climate action.

Find here two papers on ACCC members’ reflections on climate advocacy during and post-COVID-19:
a. Challenges and Opportunities for Climate Advocacy in a COVID-19-Induced New Normal; and,
b. Ways Forward in Climate Action post COVID-19#