So far, the $3 trillion meant to stimulate the U.S. economy in response to the coronavirus crisis has offered relief to oil and gas companies while largely ignoring the clean energy sector.
WRI Articles on How to Build Back Better Post COVID-19
The European Union's $826 billion plan to respond to the coronavirus crisis includes more than $200 billion for climate friendly measures like building renovation, clean energy technology, low-carbon vehicles and sustainable land use.
India and Bangladesh are no strangers to extreme cyclones, so when Cyclone Amphan made landfall, South Asia could draw on decades of preparation and experience. The COVID-19 pandemic added a new layer of complication, so these areas had to deal with a double disaster.
Big data on mobility, emissions and more can help us not only understand the coronavirus crisis and get back to normal, but create a new, better normal.
With the novel coronavirus wreaking havoc around the globe, just about every nation faces major issues with its food supply. While a potentially devastating food security crisis looms, a food loss crisis has already taken hold.
Like many sectors, COVID-19 has disrupted the "blue economy." Though left out of many recovery conversations, there is abundant potential to build back a stronger, more resilient ocean economy that will benefit the millions of people who rely on it.
U.S. policymakers must ensure low-carbon investments and a fair transition for fossil fuel workers are included in economic recovery efforts from COVID-19.
Economic recovery plans need to respond to public demand for social justice and climate action. Citizens' assemblies can pinpoint priorities as governments deal with COVID-19.
As countries respond to the unprecedented challenges of the current pandemic, this commentary explores how Ministries of Finance can deliver on urgent social and economic priorities while addressing climate change.
Yesterday's green quantitative easing is today's responsible QE. To respond to the economic recession caused by COVID-19, central banks should factor in climate change risk.