This study has been commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in preparation for the UNEA Ministerial Meeting and Multi-stakeholder Dialogue in 2022. It is focused on the status, opportunity and challenges of a green COVID-19 recovery. In line with the 2022 UNEA agenda, the report is focused particularly on sustainable consumption and production; resource efficiency, chemicals and waste; ecosystems and biodiversity management and protection; and environmental governance.
There is still time for countries to make some far-reaching policy choices that can simultaneously spur greener, more inclusive economic growth while restoring biodiversity. The paper sets out nine key recommendations for ensuring the green recovery goes to scale.
How much is freedom in the future?
Jannis Krüßmann, climate activist at the University of Bonn, debates German 'nonsense' ideas vs. climate action bargains
Creating a world for all ages
We are marking International Youth Day with a look at the youth activists that are leading the way and the future of the movement