The COVID-19 recession is unfolding at historic speed and depth. New jobless claims reached 10 million in just two weeks, a record pace. Wall Streetâ€™s fear gauge closed at an all-time high in mid-March. Environmentally, though, the shutdown has come with some temporary benefitsâ€"decreased travel, cleaner water and a plunging demand for oil. But crashing the economy isnâ€™t exactly a climate solution.
How does this economic crisis compare to others in history? How will the coronavirus recession reshape the economy and prospects for addressing climate in a post-pandemic world?
Speakers: Amy Maffe, Council on Foreign Relations; Kathleen Day, Johns Hopkins University; Greg Dalton, Commonwealth Club, Moderator
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