The newly-launched C40 Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery outlines bold steps to deliver an equitable and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by C40 mayors around the globe, the specific measures outlined in this agenda focus on creating green jobs, investing in crucial public services, protecting mass transit, supporting essential workers, and giving public spaces back to people and nature. The Agenda was released by the C40 Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force, established at the direction of C40 Chair and Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, and chaired by Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala. The Task Force is guided by a Statement of Principles, already endorsed by more than 40 city leaders from around the world.
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A green recovery should prioritize the following: creating jobs and growing the economy; supporting public health and reducing air pollution; enhancing economic, energy, and climate resilience; and decarbonization. Social equity is embedded in each of these priorities. We used these priorities in Rocky Mountain Institute’s US City Stimulus report to select our top five ideas for cities to implement in a green recovery.
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