COVID-19: Pakistan's 'green stimulus' scheme is a win-win for the environment and the unemployed

Pakistan locked down starting March 23 to try to stop the spread of COVID-19, leaving millions of labourers unable to work. Image: REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Rina Saeed Khan

Writer, Thomson Reuters Foundation


Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how COVID-19 is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale

Stay up to date:


Have you read?

Workers can earn between 500 rupees and 800 rupees per day planting trees. Image: Shahid Rashid Awan, Project Director (Punjab)
A recent assessment found that up to 19 million people could be laid off because of the coronavirus lockdown. Image: Shahid Rashid Awan, Project Director (Punjab)

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:

COVID-19Future of the EnvironmentClimate ChangePakistan


Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda


You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this week
About Us
Partners & Members
Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2022 World Economic Forum