Global Governance Institute


A net-zero emissions economic recovery from COVID-19

6 May 2020

A new ‘COP26 Universities Network’ policy brief outlines a green economic recovery, drawing on research from internationally-recognised experts at universities across the UK, including GGI network member Professor Paul Ekins.

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The new policy brief explores concrete pathways for a green route out of the Covid-19 crisis, highlighting the potential for strong alignment between the economy and the environment. It propose a set of institutional and financial interventions to design and deliver an evidence-driven sustainable recovery plan and ensure the UK meets its 2050 climate goals. 

The COP26 Universities Network brings together more than 30 UK-based universities to help deliver climate change outcomes at the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow and beyond. The GGI is also part of this network, leading on a policy brief on the just transition. 

The full policy brief is available at: A net-zero emissions economic recovery from COVID-19 [PDF]