Six key principles for a resilient recovery

News – Monday, May 18th, 2020

The Committee on Climate Change sets out six key principles to rebuild the nation following the COVID-19 pandemic whilst delivering a stronger, cleaner and more resilient economy. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change are integral to the UK’s recovery package, the Committee says. These are:

  1. Use climate investments to support economic recovery and jobs
  2. Lead a shift towards positive, long-term behaviours
  3. Tackle the wider ‘resilience deficit’ on climate change
  4. Embed fairness as a core principle
  5. Ensure the recovery does not lock-in greenhouse gas emissions or increased risk
  6. Strengthen incentives to reduce emissions when considering tax changes.

Follow the link to read the full article and download the Committee’s letter detailing the steps that Governments can take as a priority, emerging from these six overarching principles: Take urgent action on six key principles for a resilient recovery