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WRI Articles on How to Build Back Better Post COVID-19

  • Many grassroots organizations, including those focused on climate change, stepped in to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their actions in addressing COVID-19 illustrate the need for local leadership in longer term crises like climate change.

  • As the world faces both a climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, governments must invest in a climate-resilient recovery to protect people from future disasters and stimulate the economy.

  • To enhance green stimulus and help deliver the jobs and income economies need for coronavirus recovery, governments should learn from the Great Recession.

  • Through the right policies and investments, local governments can expand their electric vehicle fleets, grow their economies and encourage consumers to purchase emissions-free cars.

  • As 2020 began, the question of whether and how countries would strengthen their commitments under the Paris Agreement loomed large, driven by a global youth climate movement and a growing recognition of the urgency to keep temperature change below 1.5 degrees C. The sudden arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic greatly complicated this task, consuming the attention of national leaders and senior officials.

  • A new report commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy proposes a roadmap for economic recovery from COVID-19 that utilizes opportunities in the ocean economy and ensures investments help catalyze progress towards a sustainable ocean economy.

  • While the amount of climate-friendly stimulus spending leaves much to be desired, some countries are making strides toward greening their economic recovery.

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WRI Articles on How to Build Back Better Post COVID-19