The European Commission has recently pledged to put fighting climate change at the heart of its 750 billion euro ($826.3 billion) recovery plan. This stimulus package and those to follow must be invested in line with the 1.5°C limit of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Failure to do so could lead to further environmental degradation, severe flooding and drought, and risks to public health from future vector-borne or zoonotic diseases.

This executive briefing, produced in partnership with One Earth and the University of Technology Sydney, sets out the roadmap for a good (66%) likelihood of achieving the 1.5°C limit and shows that doing so will save trillions of dollars in avoided costs, allowing for a more rapid and sustainable economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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