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Falling prices of GHG emissions allowances globally - CORSIA excludes data from 2020 for baseline calculations – Germany indicates leniency in EU ETS compliance deadlines, 16 to 22 March

Brown recovery. China loosens restrictions on building new coal-fired power plants and wants to relax car emissions standards to accelerate recovery....

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Indicators for a climate friendly recovery

Sweden wants to link the 0.5 billion bailout for airline SAS to climate change mitigation conditions

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Global total of new daily infections reach a new record.

Latin America’s hotspots and India still upward. European core inching up. Currently, model states with zero cases are on the decline, with only...

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Key overviews: Medical

Corona is likely to have overall fatality rates of 0.5-1% of infected:

Fatality in younger age...

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New research results

The cheap, generic steroid drug Dexamethasone reducing inflammation reduced death rates by around a third among those with the most severe cases of...

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Economic/business reactions

IKEA is paying back state emergency aid it received, citing better business than expected

Israeli company Kando’s technology for wastewater virus...

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Public authority reactions

After a long gestation process, German government has released its app. Amnesty International evaluated 11 apps, finding the Norwegian, Bahraini and...

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Key overviews: Policy

Overview of Corona-related policies of 170 countries, from KPMG

Why did Sweden’s strategy not to do a lockdown backfire – privatization of old age...

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Private reactions

In Naples, Italy, football fans celebrated their team’s win in the Italian cup semifinal in a way characterized by the WHO as “reckless”

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Overviews regarding climate friendly design of recovery

How should recovery programmes for the energy sector be designed to be climate friendly, by IEA

Design of climate friendly recovery for China, by RMI...

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