With COP26 postponed, governments should "double down on their efforts to ensure a green and just way forward in handling this health crisis and the climate emergency," says Greenpeace's Jennifer Morgan. "Going back to 'business as usual' is completely unacceptable.”
Naturevest is working with 20 island nations on similar deals to refinance their debt and use the savings for marine protection.
“These are critical times for Africa as it addresses the challenges resulting from the Coronavirus,” says African Development Bank's Dr. Akinwumi Adesina.
That the fund went “from conception to announcement to disbursement within less than two weeks is a sign of what is possible when everyone acts with a sense of urgency and mutual trust,” says Bugg-Levine, who has led NFF since 2011.
“Cities who have taken a resilience approach are better prepared,” says Global Resilient Cities Network’s Lauren Sorkin.
The grassroots response is moving quickly to bridge gaps as Congress haggles over a relief package that could take weeks to reach families and businesses.
You know the ground has shifted when nationalization of the oil industry is considered “a moderate proposal” as The New Republic put it.