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3 ways the development sector can build back greenerCaroline Anstey · June 24, 2021
In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, there was concern that issues such as climate change and sustainability would lose ground, given the urgency of addressing the immediate and growing health crisis.
In reality, the pandemic shone a spotlight on environmental issues. We witnessed unintended climate benefits, although short-lived, due to lockdowns to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Before Covid-19, the private sector and governments had already begun to embrace the climate agenda to varying degrees. From the growing focus on environmental, social, and corporate governance to the Paris climate accord and climate commitments made by the U.S. administration this year, businesses and governments are responding to the urgency of climate change.