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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Sustainable Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the strong links between human, animal and planetary health. Meanwhile, natural disasters, ecosystem loss and other climate shocks will not stop during the COVID-19 response and recovery phases.

What we do today will determine how well we handle future risks and shocks. As governments take urgent action and lay the foundations for their financial, economic, and social recovery, they have a unique opportunity to create economies that are more sustainable, inclusive and resilient. For example, short and long-term recovery efforts should prioritize investments that boost jobs and economic activity; have positive impacts on human, social and natural capital; protect biodiversity and ecosystems services; boost resilience; and advance the decarbonization of economies.

 


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Climate Stories

Our Climate Stories series highlights the World Bank Group's support for investments, solutions and innovations that have made a real difference in the lives of people, communities, and economies.

Climate Explainer Series

Learn about the Word Bank Group’s plans, policies, and tools for fighting climate change from our experts.

Sustainable Development Series

This series offers insights into innovative and state-of-the-art solutions that can guide countries to build more inclusive and sustainable economies that are resilient in the face of pandemics, climate change and other threats.

IDA and Climate Change

IDA helps the poorest nations adapt to climate change by building their resilience to disasters, and promoting sustainable development to minimize their vulnerability.

Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC)

The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition brings together leaders from across government, the private sector and civil society to share experience working with carbon pricing and to expand the evidence base for the most effective carbon pricing systems and policies.

IFC Climate Business

IFC invests in the private sector in clean energy, sustainable cities, climate-smart agriculture, energy efficiency, green buildings and green finance.

Connect4Climate

Connect4Climate is a global partnership program dedicated to driving climate action with creative communications, by amplifying youth voices and generating advocacy campaigns centered on Film, Fashion, Music and Sports.

Climate Investment Funds

The $8.3 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) is providing 72 developing and middle income countries with urgently needed resources to manage the challenges of climate change and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility is focused on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, forest carbon stock conservation, the sustainable management of forests, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (activities commonly referred to as REDD+).

BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes

The BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes is focused on reducing emissions from the land sector through smarter land use planning, policies, and practices.

Carbon Pricing Dashboard

This interactive dashboard provides an up-to-date overview of carbon pricing initiatives around the world and allows users to navigate through the visuals and data of the annual State and Trends of Carbon Pricing report series.

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