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COVID-19 Expert Notes: Rebooting the U.S. Economy After COVID-19

COVID-19 Expert Notes offer national policymakers guidance on developing low-carbon, resilient investments in key sectors that can create jobs and rebuild the economy. These notes express authors’ views, based on their expertise and existing WRI research.

Learn more about WRI's COVID-19 response guidance here.

Restoring Trees to the Landscape: Creating “Shovel-Ready” Jobs Across the United States

Build Back Better: Rebooting the U.S. Economy After COVID-19

Congress could immediately create hundreds of thousands of jobs while advancing a cleaner economy by investing in restoring trees. Jobs on tree planting crews, in nurseries, and as foresters are literally “shovel-ready,” and support the single largest near-term opportunity for carbon dioxide...

Building Energy Efficiency and Energy Assistance: Creating Jobs and Providing Relief to States Across the Country

Build Back Better: Rebooting the U.S. Economy After COVID-19

Congress could immediately create millions of good jobs and provide relief to families struggling to pay energy bills, while simultaneously advancing a cleaner economy by dramatically increasing funding to state energy efficiency and assistance programs. Expanding these programs can support the...

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