The coincidence of the start of England’s so-called Freedom Day and the unprecedented declaration of an extreme heat warning by the Met Office last Monday was a stark reminder of the twin threats facing the global economy – and the complexity of the task in front of governments.
The challenges posed by climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic are united by common characteristics: they are global in nature, mitigating them will bring benefits to all and none of us can be safe until all are safe.
The fatal floods in China, Germany and Canada this week were a reminder of the urgency.
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