Audio Policy - 03/April/2020

Stimulus funds can transition economies away from climate wrecking activity

The coronavirus is a deadly human tragedy, causing untold grief and pain. It is also rocking the world’s economies as people lose income and businesses struggle to stay afloat. Yet there are lessons to be learned for the climate crisis

OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE
Emergency stimulus packages to bolster national economies in lockdown under the coronavirus pandemic are an opportunity to redirect funding away from climate wrecking activity and into improving social, economic and environmental resilience

PARALLEL TRACKS 
There are similarities in how coronavirus and climate change should be tackled, not least the importance of coordinated action by governments globally

KEY QUOTE 
“Rather than compounding the tragedy by allowing it to hinder clean energy transitions, we need to seize the opportunity to help accelerate them.” ...

 

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