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How Do We Sustain Historic Emissions Reductions Once the Lockdowns Lift?

By Aleksandra Srdanovic — July 30, 2020

What might an economically sustainable approach to emissions reduction look like? This New Center issue brief has some ideas on where to start, and explores how environmental and energy policy and politics are shifting during this historic pandemic.

Numbers At-A-Glance

  • 2020 emissions

    are expected to fall by eight percent compared to 2019 emission levels.

  • Electricity demand

    decreased by 20% during full lockdowns.

  • Global energy investment

    is projected to decline by 20% compared to 2019 investment levels.

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