E3G, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) are pleased to invite you to the green, fair and resilient LCAW theme outro event on Friday 20 November at 15:30. The event will take place as a digital roundtable discussion with Q&A.
The global economic crisis has sparked a lot of debate about the nature of the recovery we need, and how climate and resilience can be incorporated into it.
The “Fair, Green and Resilient Recovery” theme in November’s LCAW seeks to explore what this means in practice for climate, and understand what needs to be done if it is to become a reality. At a time of severe economic and health crisis, climate and environment risk slipping down the agenda.
While the rhetoric about “green recoveries” has been encouraging, it is not clear that this is yet a reality. Both the unprecedented scale of the stoppages in the economy, and the ongoing waves of virus outbreaks interrupting the attempts at recovery, mean that economic plans are not easily formed or delivered, let alone transformative ones that will enable the transition to a net-zero economy.
This event will look at where we are in terms of a recovery, and what needs to happen for the global economy to emerge from this crisis in a fit state to move to net-zero. It will draw from conversations throughout the week of LCAW, and from the experience of the Global Dialogue, to reflect on what the climate community needs to do to make a success of recovery.
It complements the preceding theme-closing event, Roadmap to COP26, by refreshing the process of influencing economic stabilization and recovery towards Paris agreement alignment and ultimately the net-zero economy.