IISD's ‘Sustainable Recovery 2020’ campaign advocates for public spending that minimizes impacts on nature, accounts for climate risks, improves social cohesion, and stimulates green innovation.
The ‘Sustainable Recovery 2020’ website features simulations, commentaries, and blogs that highlight how to achieve a sustainable recovery.
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has launched a website, ‘Sustainable Recovery 2020,’ and a corresponding campaign. In response to the economic stimulus packages launched in 2020, the campaign advocates for public spending that minimizes impacts on nature, accounts for climate risks, improves social cohesion, and stimulates green innovation.
The ‘IISD Sustainable Recovery 2020 campaign’ website serves as a resource for those focused on pandemic response measures. It features simulations, commentaries, and blogs that highlight how to achieve a sustainable recovery. Using the ‘Sustainable Asset Valuation,’ (SAVi), the campaign is working to analyze societal impacts of green stimulus packages and measures, such as stimulus finding for climate-resilient retrofits of buildings and energy efficiency.
One section of the project “tracks the trackers.” This section includes profiles and links to trackers that other organizations have created to monitor recovery and stimulus measures from governments and public institutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The website also links to IISD’s ‘Sustainable Infrastructure Finance Portal,’ which presents a repository of news and perspectives on how sustainable infrastructure can serve as a catalyst for the SDGs. Articles address a range of topics, from news stories on the UN’s World Economic Situation and Prospects report and the role of public sector support in large-scale solar PV to a webinar on financing nature-based solutions.
Upcoming webinars will address opportunities for a green recovery in Sri Lanka and perspectives on sustainable recovery in India. [Sustainable Recovery 2020 Website] [Sustainable Infrastructure Finance Portal]