From COVID-19 Response to Sustainable Redesign: How Decarbonization, Circular Economy, and Decentralization can Guide the Transition and Strengthen National Climate Objectives

Working Paper
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This paper provides good practice examples of strategies that governments have already implemented to contribute to a sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19 and to a longer-term redesign of their economies, which align with global goals and makes recommendations for further action. The target audience is national- and subnational-level practitioners and policymakers. The paper draws on information within the Platform for Redesign and the latest external research on these topics. It examines three transitions, selected by the Ministry of the Environment Japan, that can help reframe and prioritise policies to enable a sustainable recovery and redesign: decarbonisation, circular economy, and decentralisation.