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The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has compelled governments across the world to take dramatic measures to contain the spread of the virus. With the lockdowns and travel restrictions human beings have been forced to change their behavioral patterns overnight. Countries and cities are facing severe health and socio-economic impacts. However, one of the notable environmental benefits has been the improvement in air quality.
In this webinar, panelists will discuss: i) possible linkages between air pollution and increased vulnerability to COVID-19; ii) air quality impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown in Manila, Philippines and selected European countries; iii) lessons learned and possible measures to sustain the improved air quality post COVID-19.
Moderator: Karma Yangzom, Principal Environment Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC), ADB