Securing societal and political support


The pandemic has exacerbated inequality. Lower-paid workers - including the informally employed, women, immigrants, and low-skilled workers – have been hit particularly hard. Over the medium and long term, rising inflation, particularly for food prices, and pandemic-related disruptions in education may increase within-country inequality further. Guiding the global recovery towards a more equitable development path requires a comprehensive stakeholder consultation to address the specific needs of those vulnerable populations.


To ensure participatory approaches to recovery planning that integrate, into recovery packages, the just transition principle, whole-of-society approaches, gender equality and women’s leadership drawn from NDC planning and implementation. This step also aims to build a stronger case in support of a green recovery that can be presented to decision-makers and relevant stakeholders.


Ensuring societal and political support through stakeholder consultation and advocacy will increase the chances of delivering key measures and achieving a just transition towards a green economy. This step also helps to identify and advocate for NDC measures that target improvements for women, youth, indigenous populations and other vulnerable groups.


At this stage, all stakeholders, including key decision-makers, have been informed of the importance and benefits of a green recovery and are ready to support green recovery measures.




Gather information to build a case in favour of a green recovery and map out remaining pitfalls (political, legal, administrative, etc.)



Integrate stakeholders in the process of building and supporting the green recovery



Establish a clear narrative ​to advocate for a green recovery and communicate/engage with stakeholders