Green Recovery

The spread of highly contagious diseases like COVID-19 has been linked to activities exploiting wildlife and depleting natural resources. To address the pandemic and economic recession, there is an opportunity for a “green recovery,” which promotes policies and investments with positive impacts on the environment, while also bringing health and socioeconomic benefits. These initiatives aim to reduce transmission or vulnerability to COVID-19, prevent future pandemics, create many jobs quickly, support businesses, and boost good health and well-being.

The green recovery database seeks to present notable examples of transformative actions adopted by governments and organizations to build back better and greener from the crisis. The database builds on ADB’s efforts to share knowledge and assist DMC policymakers in driving a sustainable COVID-19 recovery.