The outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused a global pandemic, posing a threat to human health. Various policies to restrict human activities have brought an unprecedented crisis to the whole society.
Since 1850, human activities have intensified the distribution of greenhouse gas and aerosol emissions into the atmosphere. This has caused climate change and deterioration of the environment, thus making it easier for virus to transmit from animals to humans. If future global warming exceeds the threshold of 1.5 degrees, it will have a long-term impact on our society. Policies to restrict human activities have led to rapid reductions in carbon and pollutant emissions in a short period and provide new opportunities to overcome climate crisis.
At present, human society is facing both the COVID-19 and climate crises. Studying the impact of COVID-19 on the environment and climate change will have a great influence on government’s energy policies in the post-epidemic era. How to take advantage of the positive effects of COVID-19 is worth studying.
Therefore, we would like to invite you to contribute to the study of COVID-19, air pollution, climate change and their interactions and provide scientific support for the ultimate victory over these two crises.
- COVID-19, greenhouse gases and climate change
- COVID-19, air pollution and climate change
- COVID-19, human health and climate change
- Strategies for COVID-19 and future climate change
- Submission deadline: 30 September 2021
- Publication date: June 2022
- Prof. ZHANG, Hua, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prof. REN, Guoyu, National Climate Center, China Meteorological Administration, email@example.com
- Prof. KONG, Shaofei, School of Environmental Sciences, China University of Geosciences, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prof. HUANG, Cunrui, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-Sen University, China, email@example.com