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Impact of Covid-19 on Environment and Climate Change

Monmohan is a student who loves to write about nature and eager to learn new things.


Table of content

1. Introduction

2. Improvement of air quality

3. Progress in the body of water

4. Impact on forest and wildlife

5. Lesson learn from this pandemic

6. Going Forward

7. Conclusion


  • The COVID-19 outbreak has been one of the largest threats to the health of people and also the global economy, almost every big and little city, village are affected countries is under partial or complete lockdown. All local administrations worldwide have put a ban on the free movement of their citizens outside their target order to avoid community transmission.
  • On the opposite hand, there are necessary a few positive effects on the environment, particularly due to several preventive measures like complete locking placed on all kinds of anthropogenic activities, except important tasks initially, diminished very human steps.
  • The key environmental indicators associated with air and water quality in addition to biodiversity, which has been deteriorating a few years ago, were greatly improved.

Improvement of air quality

  • There was another feature of the coronavirus epidemic that has made the whole human race realize that they are not which is the only driving force in the world.
  • Lock restored the environment in a way we had never seen before in the last period of a few decades. Due to strict travel restrictions, closures down industries, and the suspension of all forms of sales and construction activities, the impact of air quality improvement is very clear it is obvious.
  • Carbon emissions have dropped dramatically over time and the levels of impurities such as particle matter suspended PM10 and PM2.5, NO2 and SO2 are in the air again it's too low.
  • Satellite details also confirmed the fact that there has been a significant reduction in the standard particle matter standard after the closure of many parts of the country.


Progress in the body of water

  • There has been a significant improvement in water the quality of our rivers and seas after the closure, in particular in the case of dissolved oxygen.
  • During the lockdown, the dumping of industrial waste in the seas and rivers was stopped, which brought about a dramatic change in water quality.
  • Even water of the river like Ganga and Yamuna are found suitable for drinking directly after cleansing through the process of dechlorination, for the first time in decades.
  • Due to a decrease in tourist activities marine life prevent from facing negative consequences of solid waste and plastic waste.
  • The endangered river dolphin was once again seen in the Ganges River after 30 years in the West Bengal province. Tens of thousands of migratory birds gathered on several sea beaches.

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Impact on forest and wildlife

  • The lockdown key certainly influenced our protection places and wildlife. In normal times, most National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries live open to visitors for a particular time. But this year, there are no human activities occurred in these protected areas, which allowed for wildlife animals to move freely within their home range.
  • Few reports of stray and moving wildlife in public places were also found during the closure. A little whistling duck, which was unusual in the town of Guwahati in Assam appeared at this time. This duck saw from Lake Dighalipukhuri in the center of the city, which is unusual. Similarly, hooded pitta a rare summer migratory bird northwest of Shivalik was spotted in the woods near the town of Haridwar.
  • An unusual nest for Olive Ridley Turtles at noon was reported in Rushikulya rookery and Gahirmatha off the coast in Odisha. This has happened after a long time, probably because there are no human activities happening on the beach.
  • Environmental awareness should be maintained as a focus area to encourage people, especially students who can bring quality change in environmental health through the use of natural raw habits, lifestyle, and contributing to a clean and green environment.
  • Locking has benefited the environment in a way we have never experienced saw in living history. Other than that, it took us back again to the world of knowledge, which we have left hundreds of years ago. Time has taught us to appreciate nature, to be involved, to take ownership and responsibilities, which makes us independent, and to redefine our goals and aspirations.
  • Now it's up to us whether we want to leave in nature even after the lifting of the lockdown or in the same old way

Lesson learn from this pandemic

The current global pandemic has forced us to think and think of a different world. The pandemic reflects the direct relationship between pollution levels and major economic activities such as industrial, transport, and energy production.

To bring about positive environmental change one can think of-

  • Planting of lots of trees
  • Faster adoption of renewable energy sources
  • Keep away from deforestation
  • Proper treatment of sewage before releasing it to a water body
  • Least use of pesticides, chemicals
  • Promoting and adopting eco-friendly product
  • An effective public transport system

Going Forward

Go for clean energy

  • Coronavirus crisis also gives India a chance to take a position in clean energy and ensure a clean future. Installing electrical devices and other renewable energy technologies that reduce demand from traditional energy sources that damage our lungs, like coal-fired power plants should be prioritized.

Planned Response

  • The present problem has been the results of an absence of a scientific and timely response and public health preparedness. we'd like to figure globally and collaboratively and have a standard understanding in monitoring and understanding the epidemic

Long-term development

  • The economy is incredibly weak so funding for temperature change is going to be extremely difficult. However, now's the time to understand the importance of sustainable development. Data show that the morbidity thanks to coronavirus is high in poor air quality districts.


The pandemic has divested human civilization, on the other hand, it created a very positive impact on the world environment.UN report “shared responsibility, global solidarity” finds that impact on the environment is positive only in short term. Once countries resume economic activity there is a significant risk to the environment.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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