The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has triggered the largest drop in greenhouse gas emissions since World War II. Evolving mobility patterns, in particular, have shown the short-term mitigation potential of behavioral change. Sustaining such changes could abate 15% of all transportation emissions with limited net impacts on societal well-being.

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Stoll, C. & Mehling, M. 2020, 'COVID-19: clinching the climate opportunity', One Earth, 1(3), pp. 400-404. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2020.09.003

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