Governments responding to the covid19 pandemic are right now focused on survival ,delivering health care and emergency support for reopening businesses and people thrown out of work by the previous lock down.
This has an impact on the natural environment in different ways.
With roads that had emptied during lockdown and factories closed, air quality has dramatically improved in the recent months in Uganda and emissions are estimated to have gone down by 8%
Experts think best option is building back greener because of the following:
>Building back greener assists with the restoration of the ecological system through re-afforastation.
>Building back greener will help reduce on the GHGs[green house gas] emission which will help reduce on gloabal warming in the atmosphere.
>It will help lessen water and reduce on noise pollution if people in Uganda and the whole world can adopt to use of public transport and use of bicycles for short distances to reduce on pollution caused by cars on roads
>Building back greener will also help reduce on pollution in the atmosphere and pollution on land form industries which can be achieved through sustainable industrialisation where industries should be built in some specific areas keeping in mind that waste from one indusrty can be used as a raw material in the other and should be shut down for a certain period of time to reduce emissions.
In conclusion, the pandemic offers an orpotunity to shape climate friendly recovery packages that both boost shorter term job creation and incomes and generate long term sustainability benefits.