You are probably reading this bifa aktuell while working from home. In the editorial of the 1st issue of 2020, I wrote" Society and the media are currently more occupied by the "new type of corona virus" and the threatened pandemic than with climate change". These have become reality and determine our daily life in an unprecedented radical way. The terrible images from Northern Italy probably contributed to the extremely drastic measures taken by our executive authority, which have virtually paralysed our economic and social life. These measures were largely accepted, they were absolutely urgent. Their economic consequences, however, will encumber us for many years to come. Unfortunately, at the same time, we cannot dismiss the risk that medium-term climate change, the overuse of resources, species extinction, etc., represent a far greater threat to our civilisation. This makes it even more important for social groups to remember their responsibility and to place sustainability at the centre of their efforts. As an environmental institute, we want to continue to make our contribution to this.