Recovery plans are neither green nor fair to the poor, says Christian Aid

Church Times

POST-PANDEMIC stimulus packages are at risk of increasing global inequality and jeopardising efforts to reduce climate change, Christian Aid has warned.

…The director of the climate and energy think tank Power Shift Africa, Mohamed Adow, emphasised that the next steps would be crucial.

“Many developing countries are on the cusp of sweeping development over the next few years. They stand at a fork in the road. How these countries choose to rebuild from the pandemic will play a huge part in determining whether the goals of the Paris agreement are met.

“Without support from richer nations, there is a real danger that they feel there’s no other option but to follow the fossil-fuel path taken by Europe and North America during the last century.

“Covid-19 continues to be a grave tragedy, but the economic recovery is an opportunity to reset the world’s trajectory away from crisis, and model the kind of international solidarity needed to tackle the climate emergency.”

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