Future of the Environment

Lessons from the Great Recession for a COVID-19 Green Recovery

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Many packages target renewables and cleaner forms of energy. Image: REUTERS/Lee Smith

Joel Jaeger
Research Associate, World Resources Institute
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The EU leads the way in green stimulus funding following the COVID-19 pandemic. Image: World Resources Institute
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There was a higher percentage of green stimulus funding during the global financial crisis. Image: World Resources Institute
global fossil fuel subsidies outweighed clean energy subsidies
Renewable energy subsidies have risen in recent years. Image: World Resources Institute
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