Toolkit – Transition to a Green Economy after COVID-19


Toolkit – Transition to a Green Economy after COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent economic recession have revealed the failure and fragility of
our economic system, which has prioritized business interests over people and the environment,
deepened inequalities, and failed to protect the most vulnerable. 

To recover from the recession caused by the pandemic, countries are now adopting recovery measures
to boost their economy. The type of economic model these measures will support is crucial in shaping
our future, and this moment presents an ideal opportunity to break away from the past and shift
towards a more just, sustainable and resilient economy. 

Shifting towards a greener economy is an essential part of “building back better” by moving away from
fossil fuel-dependent industries and instead towards clean and renewable sources of energy that help
reduce Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and global warming.

It will not only help the region to more rapidly absorb the immediate impact of the recession, but also to
avoid and be more resilient to future similar shocks and crises caused by climate change. 

To help parliamentarians seize this opportunity APHR evaluated recovery measures taken in Indonesia,
Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Timor-Leste between February 2020 and April 2021.
This assessment was undertaken to identify best practices MPs can adopt in their respective countries,
as well as structural obstacles they need to overcome to promote a transition to a green economy.

These toolkits are designed for MPs to help them advance a green economic recovery after COVID-19.


You can read the full report here.

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