The climate crisis

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In brief

  • Restrictions brought in to tackle Covid-19 meant fewer car journeys and a slowdown of industrial activity in our cities and communities; both of which resulted in an unprecedented, but temporary, drop in CO2 emissions.
  • As the UK adapts to the new normal, the challenge for councils and their partners will be to take this vision of what is possible and transform it into an enduring reality.
  • Perhaps the most powerful way they can do so is by recognising the climate crisis as a child rights crisis: one that threatens children’s very survival and infringes on every one of their rights.

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