How does COVID-19 impact the environment? - Positive and negative outcomes of the pandemic

Air quality improved rapidly at the beginning of 2020 due to lower carbon dioxide emissions associated with COVID-19 measures. On the other hand, the drastically increasing amount of domestic and medical waste is one of the key negative outcomes of COVID-19 on the environment.

Although we can see environmental benefits from COVID-19, they are proved to be short-term if no action is taken. Proper long-term environmental strategy becomes crucial for countries to retain short-term positive lockdown effects.

To be fully aware of the key trends and impact of COVID-19 on the environment, read the latest Point-of-View prepared by BDO.