Covid should be the catalyst for a more sustainable society

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Housing associations need to look beyond their sector and help communities recover from the pandemic

For all the negative aspects of lockdown there are certainly have been some silver linings. In April road traffic dropped to 1950s levels. Clearer skies have led to a boom in solar energy – accounting for almost 30 per cent of the grid at peak and our longest stretch without coal-fired power since the Industrial Revolution. And globally, greenhouse gas emissions could fall by a record five percent in 2020, although even this falls short of the annual reduction needed to avoid the worst effects of climate change.


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