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All countries have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, but their capacity to respond has been largely determined by pre-existing fiscal space and access to international capital markets. Richer countries have deployed large-scale recovery and stimulus packages, whilst developing countries continue to struggle to contain the fallout. Midway through 2021 marks an opportune time to bring together policy makers and civil society organisations to assess global recovery efforts and draw initial policy lessons.
Drawing on the E3G-Wuppertal Institute Green Recovery Tracker and E3G’s political economy mapping of the global financial ecosystem, this convening will explore some of the following questions:
- How have recovery efforts fared generally?
- Are recovery efforts green? What are some difficulties in assessing the greenness of such efforts?
- What do recovery efforts across geographies have in common? What are unique challenges?
- What can developed and developing countries learn from their respective experiences as they continue to accelerate the green transition.
Join us for a rich discussion with a diverse set of experts and voices to unpack economic recovery efforts and climate safety.
- Introductory remarks (Sima Kammourieh, Head of Better Recovery Unit, E3G, 2-3 minutes)
- Overview of recovery efforts in Italy (Matteo Leonardi, Co-Founder, ECCO, 10 minutes)
- Overview of recovery efforts in Ecuador (Luis Fierro, Vice Minister, Economy and Finance, Ecuador, 10 minutes)
- Overview of political economy challenges facing a green recovery in Indonesia (Guntur Sutiyono, Country Lead, ClimateWorks Australia, Indonesia country office, 10 minutes)
- Presentation of key findings from E3G’s global ecosystem mapping (Sam Mealy, Policy Advisor, Better Recovery Unit, E3G, 10 minutes)
- Open floor discussion of policy implications for the green transition