Governments around the world are responding with extensive economic stimulus packages to the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The design of these economic stimulus packages will also determine central framework conditions for future climate policy: The stimulus packages can either provide a strong impetus for a climate-friendly economy or cement unsustainable economic practices. In their new article “Harnessing international climate governance to drive a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Sebastian Oberthür (IES), Wolfgang Obergassel and Lukas Hermwille (both Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy) discuss how international climate policy can contribute to a green recovery.
The article was published in the journal Climate Policy and is a further developed version of a July 2020 Policy Brief published in the framework of GOVTRAN.

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