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An Early Career Researcher’s Perspective on COVID-19

“Evidence-based knowledge lies at the core of any extreme event, whether we are preparing, dealing with or rebuilding. To develop our strategies in each of these phases, a strong connection to science is pivotal. An enhanced integration of scientific evidence and knowledge into policy structures and decision-making on a local to regional to global scale is needed to prepare us for the next pandemic, as well as any extreme weather event.”

Hurricane COVID-19: What can COVID-19 tell us about tackling climate change?This European Geosciences Union blog is authored by Gaby S. Langendijk and Marisol Osman, members of Future Earth’s Early Career Researchers Network of Networks through the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) community. Gaby S. Langendijk is taking part in the COVID-19 initiative of the Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production Knowledge-Action Network.