Putting sustainability at the heart of the recovery

Sustainability must be placed at the heart of the Government’s recovery plans if we’re to build back better and create a more prosperous future. Launching IEMA’s five-point plan, IEMA’s Chief Executive Sarah Mukherjee said:

“It is vital that we seize the moment to transition to a low-carbon, resilient and sustainable economy as we begin the recovery from the COVID health crisis. There is a significant opportunity to build back better and reset the trajectory towards a sustainable future”.

IEMA’s plan calls on Government, business and individuals to ‘seize the moment’ and sets out five key steps needed to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, resilient and sustainable economy:

  1. Set clear expectations that require and enable sustainability across the public and private sector
  2. Invest in skills, training and jobs that level-up society and address systemic social problems
  3. Support placemaking, community connection and well-being
  4. Invest in infrastructure that delivers sustainable economic, social and environmental outcomes
  5. Support and promote business models and collaborative decision-making that can resolve critical sustainability challenges and trends

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