Virtual seminars: job-creating, high-efficiency, low-carbon infrastructure
REGISTER to join the World Resources Institute on Friday, April 3 at 9:00am ET for the first in a series a virtual seminars about how policymakers and leaders can design coronavirus stimulus packages to create jobs and foster inclusive, sustainable economic growth.
WRI economists and policy experts will share lessons from previous economic stimulus packages, highlighting opportunities for “shovel-ready,” job-creating, high-efficiency, low-carbon infrastructure in China, United States, Africa and elsewhere. Speakers will also explain the negative consequences of propping up failing fossil fuel projects that utilize outdated economic models and past-century technologies, creating air pollution that kills millions of people annually. Finally, our panelists will discuss how it is essential that governments not only jump-start their economies but also protect citizens from major threats of all kinds, including extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and increased water risk driven by climate change.