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We share and support the Earth Day Network‘s stance on climate action:
On Earth Day, April 22, 2020, we have two crises: One is the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The other is a slowly building disaster for our climate.
We can, will and must solve both challenges. The world was not prepared for the novel coronavirus. But we still have time to prepare — in every part of the world — for the climate crisis.
The coronavirus pandemic does not shut us down. Instead, it reminds us of what’s at stake in our fight for the planet. If we don’t demand change to transform our planet and meet our climate crisis, our current state will become the new normal — a world where pandemics and extreme weather events span the globe, leaving already marginalized and vulnerable communities even more at risk.
In the latest op-ed for Project Syndicate our Presdient Daya Reddy and Patron Mary Robinson reiterated the need for decisive actions to tackle the existential challenge of climate change, rising to the same level of alertness and urgency as we did for COVID-19.
The pandemic has shown that governments can act swiftly and resolutely in a crisis, and that people are ready to change their behavior for the good of humanity.