Concern for our climate has taught us to listen to the world both natural and constructed, and that world has been changed by COVID-19. Probably forever.
But that world has always been complex, which makes viewing issues in silo largely ineffective. So now we’ve just got one more thing to add into the mix – COVID-19.
Taking a singular view of climate change was never advised anyway because to fix it without also addressing social justice, community connections, planetary optimism and love for our natural and built environments would have been impossible.
The question is that in the context of COVID-19, should we consider climate to be the straw that broke the camel’s back, or as an integral component of the industry’s economic recovery? We must think carefully, as how we answer this question now is likely to become the result.