2020, October 16
Marina Andrijevic, Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Matthew J. Gidden, David L. McCollum, Joeri Rogelj
16 Oct 2020, Vol. 370, Issue 6514, pp. 298-300 , DOI: 10.1126/science.abc9697
A modest fraction of worldwide COVID-19 economic stimulus package funds—which have surpassed USD 12 trillion to date—could help put the world on track to Paris Agreement goals for the climate.
The figure below shows how Covid-19 stimulus packages (left-hand bars) compare to the annual investment needed for a Paris-compatible pathway (middle) and the shift required compared to existing policies (right-hand).