Implementing a Green Recovery in Southeast Asia
Publication | March 2021
This brief outlines how Southeast Asia can focus on green growth to successfully and sustainably recover from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
It argues that a green recovery is critical for Southeast Asia to reduce the risk of future pandemics, address climate change, create jobs, increase competitiveness, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The brief identifies five priority areas to focus on relating to agriculture, energy, urban development and transport, a circular economy, and oceans. It also discusses key policy mechanisms and interventions as well as financing opportunities.