EIEE Inside – Spring 2020 – Working at COVID-19 times
Welcome to the second newsletter of the RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE)! The whole community is trying to understand what is going on but there are no reliable answers. We are all forced to work remotely but some positive messages can arise. In this view, we want to share with you what we are experiencing and what we want to take away.
It is not possible to open a Spring 2020 newsletter without referring to the COVID health emergency affecting social and economic systems, up to our most consolidated habits, worldwide. Trying to defuse a bit the dramatic situation, we are proposing, from the priviledged position of our research activity that can be reasonably managed in remote, our pros and cons of working in COVID times. More seriously, EIEE is engaged in exploring the deep bidirectional connections between COVID-like emergencies and the climate crisis. Indeed not only climate action can bring health co-benefits, but it is also a high return investment, utmost needed in recovery times. With this awareness we wish you good reading!