Many countries are committed to emerge from COVID 19 on a more sustainable environmental footing. Here we explore what such a structurally transformative recovery would mean for the manufacturing sector of 14 major economies. We find that all countries have zero-carbon growth opportunities post-COVID and comparative advantages in some sectors, but industrialised countries and the East Asian economies, especially South Korea, appear best positioned, thanks a push in low-carbon innovation that predates the pandemic.

Fankhauser, S., Kotsch, R., & Srivastav, S. (2020). The readiness of industry for a transformative recovery from COVID 19. Global Sustainability, 3, E37. doi:10.1017/sus.2020.29

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