25 things we need to do to help save the planet after COVID-19

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COVID-19 have created an opportunity for a greener, more sustainable future. Image: Unplash/D. Jameson RAGE

Douglas Broom
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Direct global greenhouse gas emissions by economic sector
Global emissions broken down by economic sector. Image: OECD
A diagram to show greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and related land use change.
4.0 Gigatonnes of Methane emissions come from land-use change. Image: OECD
A diagram to explain how the residential sector is central to a climate neutral future
We need to ensure wider, societal benefits to create a greener future. Image: OECD
A graph to show the share of electricity generation by source
Over 60% of investment is given to fossil fuels. Image: OECD
Graphs to show the growth in materials use leading to rising emissions.
Evidence shows that rapid increases in emissions are linked to short term infrastructure growth. Image: OECD
Graph to show future scenarios if CO2 emissions by road and rail continue to increase.
The non-urban passenger is expected to increasingly contribute to CO2 emissions. Image: OECD
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