Putting energy policy at the heart of recovery
Governments and policymakers around the world have been performing a balancing act in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic – trying to keep people safe in a global health crisis at the same time as planning for economic recovery. But with so much going on, what does this mean for the global energy transition? Bob Perciasepe, President of the Centre for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), explores how key decision-makers can continue prioritizing climate and clean energy policies, at the same time as introducing economic stimulus measures to fight the disruption caused by COVID-19.
While the focus has been on providing immediate relief for individuals, families and businesses being impacted by the pandemic, Bob suggests that governments and policymakers now need to move forward and look at how they can harness global collaboration against COVID-19 and use it to fuel a journey towards a decarbonized world.