Coronavirus 13 May 2020 Caroline Lucas: Covid-19 has injected fresh urgency into the climate change conversation Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up One saving grace of the coronavirus pandemic, writes Caroline Lucas MP, is that it has catalysed a number of proactive steps towards cutting carbon emissions. Mass home-working and fewer cars on the road, at least, have resulted in less pollution. While lockdown may have suspended the economy in many ways, it has allowed time for reflection, on how the UK might do things differently in future, more flexibly and more sustainably. Covid-19 should make the government think seriously about welfare safety nets, energy efficiency, and restrictions on private travel. You can read the full piece here. › Why the government's back to work efforts have a big hole in them Image Credit: Getty images/Isabel Infantes Rohan Banerjee is a Special Projects Writer at the New Statesman. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!