Covid-19: Shutdown threatens environmental progress, warns EEA

The head of the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned that the economic shutdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic could make sustainability more difficult to achieve, despite new data released by the agency showing dramatic reductions in air pollution in locked-down cities.

by Neil Roberts
Covid-19: The Viale Alcide de Gasperi, usually one of the busiest roads of Milan is empty during coronavirus lockdown (Photo by PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP via Getty Images)
Covid-19: The Viale Alcide de Gasperi, usually one of the busiest roads of Milan is empty during coronavirus lockdown (Photo by PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP via Getty Images)

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