Climate action in the post-COVID19 world

Article - November 11, 2021

The publication presents some of the latest findings from EU-funded H2020 projects on how to accelerate climate action in the post-pandemic era and why inaction is not an option. E3-Modelling contributes in the discussion with key insights from NAVIGATE project on how inequality, energy demand and macro-economic development have been affected by COVID-19 and what lessons policymakers should be drawing on these fronts. A key essage is that green recovery packages can boost employment, especially in the construction and clean energy sectors, while reducing emissions in major economies by about 10–15 % by 2030 compared with pre-COVID scenarios; however these must go hand-in-hand with long-term, ambitious climate policies to have lasting effects.

Find out more about climate action in a post-pandemic world in the publication.