No Time To Waste – Coronavirus Recovery Must be Green [Hebrew]

The International Energy Agency warns that the second half of 2020 is the time we have left to avert runaway climate catastrophe, making the attempts to recover from the economic crisis brought about by the pandemic a crucial decision point. Global polling suggests massive majorities support a green recovery – yet government stimulus and recovery programs around the globe woefully fail to take these considerations into account, continuing to prop up failing destructive industries, in particular oil and its derivatives. In Germany much of the public debate about recovery measures focused on the auto industry’s bid to receive new federal subsidies; while this bid failed, the measures ultimately announced in June focus on increasing consumption, doing little to put the economy on a greener path.

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