Updates on COVID-19 and the environment


All United to End the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis that affects everyone.

As mentioned by the UN Secretary General in his call for solidarity, "We are facing a global health crisis unlike any in the 75-year history of the United Nations — one that is spreading human suffering, infecting the global economy and upending people’s lives. ... We must ensure that lessons are learned and that this crisis provides a watershed moment for health emergency preparedness and for investment in critical 21st century public services and the effective delivery of global public goods. We have a framework for action – the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We must keep our promises for people and planet."

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COVID-19 & the Environment

Various articles have been published in the past weeks on the environmental causes and the environmental impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This page aims at listing relevant information, research, data and/or press releases issued by our partners in Geneva and other institutions around the world.

Chek the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) resource page on COVID-19.


Origins of COVID-19


COVID-19 and waste management


COVID-19 and Plastic (and reusable items)


COVID-19 & exposure to hazardous substances


COVID-19 impact on wildlife


COVID-19 and air pollution


COVID-19 and Climate Action


Post COVID-19 & greening economies


COVID-19 & Push back on environmental laws


Post COVID-19 Impact