Addressing COVID-19 for Environment: Regional Nexus Approaches to Building Back Better
The UN Environment Management Group (EMG), in close collaboration with UNEP, UNEP-FI, UNESCAP, UNECE, UNECA, ECLAC, ESCWA, and RCNYO, will organize a 3-part series of virtual Nexus Dialogues on Addressing COVID-19 for the Environment. The introductory dialogue (Defining Green Recovery) aims at pushing the needle forward to frame the rest of the series through stronger operationalization, to effectively monitor, evaluate and verify the impact of recovery and stimulus measures on environmental outcomes. It is followed by a second dialogue (Financing Green Recovery) focusing on the important role of the public sector, and fiscal policy, that can support a stronger and greener economic recovery, whilst creating a collaborative and enabling environment for the private sector to mobilize resources to Build Back Better. Finally, the third dialogue (Regional Nexus Approaches to Building Back Better) presents case studies on “Regional Acceleration of Climate Action and Decarbonization” and exchanges surrounding nexus thinking and integrated policy-making tools.
Regional Nexus Approaches to Building Back Better (15 June 2021):
There is value to investigate and exchange nexus, multi-dimensional, and intersectional strategic approaches and best practices, in pursuit of regional cooperation, knowledge-sharing, and capacity-building. The Regional Commissions will showcase best practices and lessons learned on the topic of “Regional Acceleration of Climate Action and Decarbonization”, followed by a panel dialogue focusing on relevant integrated policy-making tools that observe all three dimensions, supporting an enabling public policy environment and closing implementation gaps by strengthening systemic, institutional, and individual capacities in light of the current unprecedented development situation.