It’s the hot topic of recent months. A world pandemic. Coronavirus/ Covid-19.


Every corner of the world has witnessed its scale of disruption. A virus that will make history. With all this negativity it is difficult to see any positives. However, in recent studies it is apparent that Coronavirus and its lockdown is set to cause the largest ever annual fall in CO2 emissions!


With the majority working from home, the need to travel has reduced significantly. Technology has proven more accessible than ever before. With businesses forced to act during lockdown, this has led to many questions.


  • Could working from home be the new future for businesses?
  • Using programmes, such as Skype, Microsoft Teams and Zoom, is this the answer to meetings?


I don’t know about everyone else, but this has opened my eyes to a new way of working. With less cars on the roads, not only are we protecting our lives, we are also protecting the lives of others. Do we really need to drive those 4 hours to attend an hours meeting? (Although the free Subway lunch always goes down a treat, along with the Starbucks coffee on the company credit card)! On a serious note, have you missed the stress of sitting in hours of traffic? Is this good for our health and wellbeing?


Covid-19 is not a substitute for sustained climate action, we still need to show the same determination and unity against climate change as against Covid-19. Governments need to integrate climate change action into the Covid-19 recovery plans. But could this new way of life, which now seems quite normal, be one of the answers which could assist with addressing Climate Change?




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Written by Katie Townley | Senior Sustainability Consultant