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In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, it is time to reflect on ways in which to recover. The economic crisis caused by COVID-19 will be severe and could push over half a billion people into poverty unless urgent and dramatic action is taken (OXFAM). In the United Nations report “A UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19”, PAGE has been recognized as a mechanism for crisis recovery, providing integrated support to partner countries on green jobs, as well as economic and environmental issues to plan an early response and recovery phase. By supporting countries in “greening” their response, PAGE will support the achievement of SDG commitments while simultaneously addressing root causes of this crisis and building resilience to future ones.

As we progressively assess the response that is required, four articles can help inform on strategic methods to green the recovery *: