It’s hard to think right now beyond the tragic impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. But now is the time to act if we are to deliver a recovery that benefits people and nature – rather than one that results in yet more inequality and environmental destruction.
WWF is playing a leading role in calling for such a green and just recovery from the pandemic. Our recommendations, published last month, are now being widely used by policymakers across the EU, while the petition we launched with partners has already been signed by over 300,000 citizens and backed by 95 NGOs from 19 countries. We’re also an active supporter of the Green Recovery Alliance, which was launched in the European Parliament – helping to shape its powerful messages on the need for climate and nature action as well as bringing business and financial leaders on board.
So far, more than 50 CEOs from the banking and insurance sector, together with business associations, NGOs and think tanks, have joined the Alliance. Please read the blog, written by WWF International Director General Marco Lambertini, which looks at the deep links between the health of nature and humanity.