The coronavirus pandemic has put lives on hold at brought the world to a stop. The ABC’s conversation hour asked if this would mean the issue of climate change taking a back seat.

Anna Skarbek joined the Director of ANU’s Climate Change Institute Professor Mark Howden to answer listener’s questions, including the risk that climate action might fall behind Australia’s efforts to recover from the pandemic.

“There is indeed a real risk, that if we don’t try an acheive both goals at this moment then we will harm our ability to address the climate goals – if we don’t also use the stimulous funds to achieve them both at the same time. So what we mean by that is that actually the solutions that the climate goals needed were very stimulous aligned.”

Anna Skarbek

Listen to the full episode of The Conversation Hour: Will climate change benefit from the coronavirus pandemic?