While the world's economic activity suffers from the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, a decrease in the emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere is also noticeable. Initial data show that, in China alone, the reduction was 25% as of March. A study by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) shows that this moment can serve as a lesson to face global warming.
The Covid-19 Pandemic is a major global concern not only for its current impacts on public health, but also for its impact on the social and economic development of many countries. West Africa is one of the regions that could be most affected, according to the FAO resilience team coordinator for the West African and Sahel regions, Coumba D. Sow.