How clean energy can power a COVID-19 recovery

Published onMay 21, 2020

As the coronavirus COVID-19 gains ground in the world’s poorest regions, it will hit the most vulnerable the hardest by adding an unprecedented health and economic crisis to existing poverty and climate crises. This multifaceted crisis will keep adding pressure to fragile communities. It calls for a comprehensive and collaborative response. And at the root of it is clean energy; essential to help countries prepare, respond, and recover from COVID-19 crisis. Clean energy can provide affordable solutions that are in line with climate targets and can help mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on people’s livelihoods and local economies…Reliable power supply ensures that core systems for the management of health programmes can function effectively. In regions where the electricity grid is unreliable or even non-existent, clean energy technologies provide solutions that can be deployed rapidly.