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Join us for the launch of a new report, The Economic Case for Greening the Global Recovery through Cities, to discover the priority areas for urban investment by national governments. These investments have the potential to yield substantial economic dividends, create millions of jobs, and deliver quick, durable, and inclusive economic, health, and environmental outcomes.

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The COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis is likely to push tens of millions of people into poverty -- and this is only a preview of how the climate crisis will threaten human well-being. Yet we have all the means needed to take a better, safer path.

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This webinar will bring together international stakeholders, including Ministers from Indonesia and the UK, as well as representatives from the World Bank, the OECD, and the COP26 Advisory Council to discuss the global response to COVID-19, and the ways in which countries, organizations, and the private sector can build back better towards a low-carbon future following the pandemic.

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India's Rs 20 lakh crore COVID-19 relief package, one of the largest in the world, amounting roughly to 10 per cent of country’s GDP, needs to be implemented for creating jobs and growth by keeping nature in the centre. Since the pandemic came from the disturbance of nature, its treatment also lies in the rebuilding of nature & investing in natural capital. In this regard the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Resources Institute and India and National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), Government of India are organizing a webinar to explain how India can invest in nature while building back better.

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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 long backlog of “shovel-ready” projects and put people to work immediately in well-paying jobs.

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