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Green Recovery for Practitioners: Setting the Course Towards a Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Transformation

Green recovery is a widely used term for packages of measures addressing the social, economic and political consequences of the Covid-19 crisis in a way that sets the course for a shift towards sustainable and inclusive development, biodiversity protection, resilience and climate neutrality. This paper provides a practical framework that captures the key elements of a green recovery to inform the work of practitioners who seek to support sustainable, inclusive, and resilient recoveries.

It first introduces the concept of a green recovery, setting out the importance and benefits of bringing this topic into the work of economy, finance, and planning ministries. The paper then breaks down the different components of a green recovery, providing practical lists of possible outcomes, stakeholders, and tools. Finally, it summarises key takeaways for those planning and implementing green recovery measures.