The Online Platform for Sustainable and Resilient Recovery from COVID-19 (“Platform for Redesign 2020”) is a new hub that collates international climate and other environmental policies and actions that are planned and implemented in the context of recovery from COVID-19.

As governments around the world take action to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 crisis, the initiative addresses this critical moment for the world to “build back better” – to redesign economies and societies to become more sustainable, resilient, and inclusive.

Building on the 11th Petersberg Climate Dialogue and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) June Momentum for Climate Change, this platform showcases information on policies and actions taken by national governments to contribute to a sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19. It also features inspiring messages from national leaders and ministers, as well as non-state stakeholders, who remain critical to achieve transformative change.

The website also contains resources and details regarding the recent Online Ministerial Meeting, at which ministers and high-level officials of UNFCCC Parties are exchanging their views and information on climate and other environmental measures relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The platform, which serves to build the global momentum toward COP26 in 2021, is an initiative led by the Ministry of the Environment Japan, supported by the UNFCCC, and managed by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).

Video statements by UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, IGES President Kazuhiko Takeuchi, and other important stakeholders can be viewed here.

Featured image: Japan’s Minister of the Environment, Shinjiro Koizumi, chairs the ministerial meeting on September 3, 2020. 

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