Our knowledge hub collects relevant research, policy papers and websites on the green recovery. With the filter function, you can search for documents focusing on the global, EU or country context.
The South East Europe Electricity Roadmap project (SEERMAP) develops electricity sector scenarios until 2050. The project focuses on nine countries in South East Europe.
This UNECA paper recommends immediate actions that can and must be taken by developing and developed economies, by the public and private sector together, to restore liquidity, handle insolvency, and build the foundations for recovery, continuing the process of rebooting the system and delivering on Agenda 2063 and the SDGs.
The IISD's Sustainable Recovery 2020 campaign provides an overview of commentary, ressources and recent developments with regards to the sustainable recovery from Covid-19.
Vivid Economics' Greenness of Stimulus Index assesses the effectiveness of the Covid-19 stimulus efforts by G20 countries and other major economies in ensuring an economic recovery that takes advantage of sustainable growth opportunities, and builds resilience through the protection of the climate and biodiversity.
This report analyses the various economic stimulus plans around the world and warns that post-Covid stimulus packages are in danger of widening global inequality and pushing poorer countries to turn to fossil fuels.
This paper shows that low-carbon investments to put the world on an ambitious track toward net zero carbon dioxide emissions by mid-century are dwarfed by currently announced COVID-19 stimulus funds.
To provide more granular guidance for policymakers, the World Bank has developed a draft of a sustainability checklist that government ministries can use to assess or rank stimulus proposals.
The Energy Policy Tracker database provides a detailed overview of the public finance flows as determined by recovery packages across the G20.
In response to calls from governments around the world, the IEA has produced a Sustainable Recovery Plan for actions that can be taken over the next three years. This detailed plan is focused on cost-effective measures that could be implemented during the specific timeframe of 2021 to 2023. It spans six key sectors – electricity, transport, industry, buildings, fuels and emerging low-carbon technologies.
The paper analyses 130 studies on green recovery programmes. It finds broad consensus on the need to use the Covid-19 recovery efforts to also address the climate and biodiversity crises. Consensus also exist on the benefits of green recovery programmes, the eligibility criteria to be applied and suitable areas of support.
This analysis, commissioned by the We Mean Business coalition and conducted by Cambridge Econometrics, shows that green recovery plans boost income, employment and GDP better than return-to-normal stimulus measures, with the added benefit of reducing emissions.
This article discusses how international climate governance may help align the recovery packages with the climate agenda. For this purpose, the article investigates five key governance functions through which international institutions may contribute: send guidance and signals, establish rules and standards, provide transparency and accountability, organize the provision of means of implementation, and promote collective learning.