The new coronavirus outbreak, which led to the global pandemic, has an impact on researchers and the progression of their work.
The COVID-19 brought disruption. As societies tentatively begin to reopen, the pandemic holds lessons for how the world faces the climate crisis threat.
COVID-19 has upended most of life as we know it, including searching for a new role in science or academic. But, there is hope.
In a recent episode of The Life Scientific (a BBC programme), Corinne Le Quéré discussed the importance of opening science to the public.
With university and other research institutions closed, researchers have had their research interrupted: from slight readjustments to work from home to complete project interruptions that cause delays.
On the 23rd April 2020 – on the day of a critical meeting of the European Council – President Giscard d’Estaing together with leading representatives from the World of politics, academia and civil society from the Board of Re-Imagine Europa call European leaders to show courage and ambition.
The coronavirus crisis is showing us that working together is possible when the threat is direct and immediate. Let’s hope that it will open the way to drive real collaborative actions for other threats such as climate change with more indirect or distant impacts.