Some governments are prioritizing the environment even as they cope with the global pandemic. South Korea’s ruling party announced a new climate manifesto and plans for a Korean Green New Deal as part of its response.
And China and Vietnam both appear poised to pass new laws and policies to end wildlife trafficking, addressing a root cause of the pandemic – like Ebola and HIV before it, the coronavirus is thought to have jumped from animals to humans who become much more exposed to zoonotic transmission when deforestation opens up new areas to human contact at scale.
Here are a few others who are getting the response right:
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