The OECD and WWF hosted a series of high-level dialogues on a green and resilient recovery from COVID-19. After three successful events, they were joined by the Environmental Defense Fund for a second series focused on a green and healthy recovery.
A myriad of studies and webinars have highlighted the importance of aligning COVID-19 recovery packages with social and environmental objectives. A green recovery would offer economic returns on government investments, generate growth and create jobs. It would also put the world on track to more healthy and sustainable future, reduce the risks of future pandemics, improve our public health and environmental outcomes and put the world on a much-needed pathway towards net-zero emissions.
The high-level virtual dialogues aimed to address specific bottlenecks, mechanisms and institutional arrangements that facilitate the recovery while increasing decisive climate and nature action.
The second series focused on health and the environment. The dialogues aimed to provide insights and some specific examples of institutional and financial investments to inform short and mid-term decision-making by governments and key stakeholders. These conversations aim to inform policymakers as they move forward with recovery policies, and as well as influence delegations for ongoing international processes including the SDGs, biodiversity and climate change COPs.