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Webinar: The Economic Case for Greening the Global Recovery through Cities

On 14 September the Coalition held a virtual launch of our new report – The Economic Case for Greening the Global Recovery through Cities – to discover the priority areas for urban investment by national governments. Watch the recording:

In the wake of COVID-19, how can national governments boost their economies, create green jobs today, and put their cities on a path toward long-term resilience and prosperity tomorrow?

On 14 September 2020 the Coalition hosted a webinar on the economic case for greening the global recovery through cities. The webinar explored seven priority areas for national government investment which can yield substantial economic dividends, rapidly create and protect millions of jobs for vulnerable population groups and deliver quick and durable health and environmental benefits for citizens, all whilst contributing to long-term urban resilience.

This virtual high-level event featured leading experts including Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Climate & Energy Global Practice Leader at WWF International, COP20 President and former Environment Minister of Peru; Mpho Parks Tau, Deputy Minister, Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Republic of South Africa; Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation; Susan Goeransson, Director, Head of Infrastructure, Europe, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD); Seth Schultz, Executive Director of The Resilience Shift and Nick Godfrey, Programme Director of the Coalition for Urban Transitions.