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DW News 28 Aug 2020

Could the coronavirus lockdown be a roadmap to a greener future?

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No one wants a second coronavirus lockdown. But the coronavirus pandemic showed us a glimpse of a less polluted world. The challenge is aiming for that, while avoiding the damage to our livelihoods and the economy. A disruption to industrial fishing has seen some fish stocks explode. Now the question is, did the lockdown show a path to a more sustainable economy and a less polluted planet?


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