A new report from the Coalition for Urban Transitions, co-authored by Philipp Rode, details details the economic case for greening the global recovery through cities, exploring seven priority areas for national government investment: green construction and retrofits, clean mobility, renewable energy, active transport, nature-based solutions, waste and resources, and R&D for clean technologies. These priority investments can yield substantial economic dividends, rapidly create and protect millions of jobs for vulnerable populations and deliver quick and durable health and environmental benefits for citizens, all whilst contributing to long-term urban resilience.
The Economic Case for Greening the Global Recovery through Cities provides actionable content focused on the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of a green recovery. Along with Philipp Rode, it is co-authored by prominent experts from the African Centre for Cities, the Economic Change Unit, the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Vivid Economics, the World Resources Institute and the Coalition for Urban Transitions.
The report is funded by The Resilience Shift in support of its aims to accelerate a safe, sustainable and resilient future. It believes that national governments must not miss this unique opportunity to invest in a low carbon, resilient, and prosperous future for our urban centres as they shape their post-COVID-19 fiscal stimulus packages.