At the start of the year, experts wondered whether we would see a decrease in global CO2 emissions. The year 2019 had brought about mixed results; emissions did not rise and even fell slightly (1.2%) in the energy sector. Although achieving the objective of considerably limiting global warming was still a long way off, we may have been starting to bend the curve of greenhouse gas emissions.

Since then, however, the outbreak of coronavirus has spread across most of the world, infecting a large number of people and bringing economies to a standstill. This raises the question: what long‑term repercussions could this health crisis have on the energy transition?


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