Climate Finance and Policy in the COVID-19 Era

Columbia University experts Jason Bordoff and Bruce Usher discuss climate finance and policy in the COVID-19 era.

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Bruce Usher, co-director of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise and the Elizabeth B. Strickler '86 and Mark T. Gallogly '86 Faculty Director, and Jason Bordoff, professor of professional practice in international and public affairs, explore the environmental effects of COVID-19.

The global economic slowdown caused by COVID-19 has led to reports of clearer skies and dolphins returning to streams. China's carbon emissions declined 25 percent, caused by the abrupt halt of industrial manufacturing. However, these transient environmental benefits belie longer-term challenges, and the net impact that the pandemic has on our efforts to address the climate crisis are in question.

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