Greening the Response: How National Climate Ambition Can Shape a Sustainable Recovery

As countries respond to the immediate health concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic, they will also need to focus on stimulus packages to stem its severe economic impact. As they do so, they have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to set a foundation for a more sustainable and prosperous future. Ahead of the 5 year anniversary of the Paris Agreement, the World Bank is hosting a virtual event to  highlight why greening the response to the pandemic is critical and how we will support clients to do so. The event will include the launch of a new multi-donor trust fund to support countries accelerate efforts towards a low-carbon, climate-resilient recovery.

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Speakers

Managing Director, Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank

Global Director, Climate Change, World Bank

State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Vice President, Climate & Economics, World Resources Institute

Regional Director, South Asia Sustainable Development, World Bank Group

Global Director, Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment, World Bank

Climate and Environment Director, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, United Kingdom

Global Director, Social Development, World Bank Group

Director General for Economic Policy, Financial Markets and Customs Duties, Austria

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