Pandemic recovery options will affect future climate

The researchers warn that even if some isolation measures are maintained until the end of 2021, the global

temperatures will be about 0.01 ° C lower than expected by 2030.

However, an international study byunder the leadership of the University of Leeds, confirms that if climate policy is included in the economic recovery plan, it will prevent the 50% increase in temperatures expected by 2050.

In this case, the globaltemperatures will remain below the desired global warming limit of 1.5 ° C set by the Paris Agreement. The measures taken will avoid the risks and serious consequences that may arise from an increase in temperature.

Researchers have modeled optionseconomic recovery after the lockdown and showed that the current situation provides a unique opportunity to implement structural economic changes that can help us move to a zero waste future.

The choices made now can give us a gooda chance to avoid the additional 0.3 ° C warming expected in 2050. This can mean the difference between success and failure when it comes to preventing dangerous climate change.

Pierce Forster, Director of the Priestley International Climate Center in Leeds and Principal Investigator for the CONSTRAIN consortium

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