Will COVID-19 derail climate finance?

One step backward, two steps forward

Why It Matters

2020 was set to be an important year for climate action. COVID-19 will delay progress in the short term as stimulus packages intended to soften the impending recession will stretch public dollars, threatening the climate action the world so urgently needs.

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