Green Recovery Library

A deep dive into critical issues using data and analysis to support evidence-based decision making
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PLANT – Paris Agreement LULUCF Assessment & NDC Tool

UNDP’s Paris Agreement LULUCF and NDC Tool (PLANT) helps countries to analyze opportunities to enhance the contribution of the forest sector to NDC mitigation targets, the potential for high-quality emission reductions/removals available for carbon market access, and the systems and processes needed to meet the requirements of the enhanced transparency framework under the Paris Agreement.

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Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Simulator

Several measures included in country NDCs, such as energy efficiency, renewables, nature-based solutions and others, potentially deliver socio-economic benefits as well such as economic growth, job creation, reduced air pollution, public health benefits and enhanced energy security and access.

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How are Countries Investing in Recovery?

The Global Recovery Observatory brings transparency to global government spending during the COVID-19 crisis. The Observatory is designed to showcase policy solutions and identify investment opportunities for governments and partners that are more impactful and sustainable.

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SDGs X Covid-19 – Climate Action

Investments in recovering from COVID-19 need to focus on sustainable jobs and sectors. Recent findings show that non-fossil fuel technologies create more jobs per unit energy than coal and natural gas. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) estimates that decarbonizing the world economy by 2050 would boost cumulative global GDP gains by US$98 trillion between now and 2050, quadrupling renewable energy jobs to 42 million, with higher gender parity than traditional sectors.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Climate Ambition

The COVID-19 crisis has delayed many countries’ efforts to advance the process to revise their climate pledges (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. At the same time, many are seizing the opportunity to leverage NDC processes to guide green recovery and sustainable development.

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