Hall of shame: 9 countries missing the chance of a green recovery

Just 18% of recovery spending globally is green, a UN report found. Despite pledges to ‘build back better’, governments have propped up fossil fuels, aviation and roads.

Greenpeace activists campaign for a green recovery in London (Photo: Suzanne Plunkett/Greenpeace)

By Joe Lo

The world’s governments are failing to “build back better” from the Covid-19 economic slump, the UN Environment Programme warned in a report published on Thursday.

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