Nadia Ashraf and Jeske van Seters, ECDPM paper, March 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into stark reality the need to build resilient and sustainable economic systems that allow countries to cope with and reduce the likelihood of future crises. A global green recovery could address this, as well as accelerate progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement targets. This paper provides insights into emerging approaches of Denmark, the European Union (EU), Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (UK) to support a global green recovery through their foreign policies.
Among other things, the paper highlights that:
The paper provides a basis to inform and further analyse the global efforts to integrate environmental considerations into COVID-19 recovery efforts.
This paper was commissioned and financially supported by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, who have used our case studies as input for a publication on what characterises the global green recovery narrative and what considerations may stem from these characteristics for global green recovery stimulus.
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