Academics at Edge Hill University are highlighting the effect of Covid-19 on the natural rather than human world to mark World Environment Day.

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The fallout of the global pandemic for the human race has been well-documented but on World Environment Day, Friday 5th June, it is important to remember the outcomes for the natural world will, in many cases, be no less bleak.

Read further the thoughts of Dr Paula Arcari a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, Edge Hill University’s Professor Claire Parkinson, co-director of CfHAS and Christopher Dent, Professor in Economics and International Business and leader of the University’s new sustainability group SustainNET in the related news article.