Covid-19: Economic rescue must prioritise climate change, say experts

Momentum is growing for stimulus packages intended to put the world’s economy back on track during the coronavirus crisis to focus on cutting carbon emissions.

Governments across the world are pouring money into their economies in a way not seen since the outbreak of the Second World War. France has unveiled a €45bn package with €300bn of loan guarantees, while US lawmakers are expected to agree a $2trn stimulus package shortly.

The European Central Bank is making up to €3trn available, the World Bank has increased its response to $14bn, while the International Monetary Fund has $50bn available for poorer countries.

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