Could the Economic Recovery from Coronavirus Improve Climate Change?

Governments usually start spending a lot of money to recover from economic recessions, but where that investment goes affects the environment.

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The coronavirus plunged the world deep into an economic recession, and to recover from a recession, governments typically start spending a lot of money. Where that money goes has a lasting effect on the economy and the environment, and historically, due to investments in fossil fuels, neither the environmental nor economic impacts of these stimulus packages have been stellar. Today, we take a look at a couple of the missteps in the economic recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, and then examine some policy ideas that might create a stronger, more sustainable recovery this time. With special guest Dr. Jennifer Allan: Lecturer in International Relations at Cardiff University in Wales.

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