National Economic and Social Council sets out actions needed for sustainable recovery

Jul 20, 2020

On 14 July, the Secretariat of the National Economic and Social Council published a working paper in which it advises that green investment is key to Ireland’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

The paper’s author, Dr Jeanne Moore, identified catalysts for Ireland’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, including urgent environmental sustainability measures.

The paper, titled Progressing Sustainability in the Context of Covid-19: Grasping the Opportunity, suggests four concrete strategies for building-in sustainability with a focus on ways to deepen resilience and sustainability in practice:

  1. Supportive Sustainability and Wellbeing Frameworks
  2. Green Investment and Conditionality
  3. Sustainability: Building Resilience in Cities, Communities and Governance
  4. Applying a Just Transition Approach in Practice