Growth reset: Renewing focus on sustainability in developing countries

Past Event COVID-19 and Sustainable Growth

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The planet had already warmed by around 1.2°C since pre-industrial times when the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. This led to an unprecedented drop in human and economic activity and has evolved from a major public health crisis to also become a major socio-economic crisis. A year into the pandemic, countries are aiming to ‘build back better’ – recovering economies while achieving environmental and climate change goals to ensure growth is truly sustainable for future generations.

In a post-COVID-19 world, sustainable growth in developing countries calls for evidence-based and innovative policymaking to enable structural transformation by reducing barriers to green energy and increasing resilience to adapt to climate change. In this webinar, policymakers and economists discuss the role of global and national leadership in generating and implementing solutions for developing countries to achieve growth alongside social and environmental wellbeing.