With the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, every sector of society across every corner of the globe has been turned upside down, and the work to address climate change is being reprioritized, interrupted or delayed. Local and regional governments have had to redeploy sustainability resources to ensure immediate safeguarding of their residents and employees.
On the international level, we are experiencing major disruptions of the global climate process. COP26 is now delayed until 2021. Regional Climate Weeks have been canceled and the regular mid-year negotiations in Bonn usually in June have been postponed to October.
But climate science hasn’t changed. The climate emergency is still happening right now, in our cities, towns and regions around the world.