Session 3 – Green Recovery and Green New Deals
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28 September 2020, 1:00-2:30 PM (EDT)
Covid has taught us that business as usual is no longer an option. An investment in the health of our planet is an investment in our own future. This crisis highlights the socio-economic threats and costs posed by the planetary emergencies, and offers an opportunity to accelerate the transition to more inclusive, greener economies – economies that are resilient to future shocks, reverse environmental degradation and biodiversity loss, and help us achieve net-zero emissions. This session on greening COVID-19 recovery plans and stimulus packages, and advancing inclusive Green New Deals is a strong call to action. Decisions made now on how to stimulate growth, respond to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, and prevent the next pandemic, will determine the future health, wellbeing and stability of people and the planet. To do this countries can “green” their stimulus packages and longer-term national and sectoral recovery plans; promote green public work programs and other decent green jobs in the formal and informal sectors; repurpose harmful fossil fuel and agricultural subsidies and integrate nature-climate concerns into agriculture, water resources, forestry, tourism, industry, mining, energy and infrastructure; and promote sustainable public/private finance and investments.
This session will take place on 28 September 2020, 1:00-2:30 PM (EDT). The event will be broadcast live on this page.