REviving national economies & health systems following the COVID-19 pandemic

The new ener­gy world of renew­ables can pro­vide impor­tant stim­uli in recov­er­ing from the impacts of the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic, and can revive health sys­tems and nation­al economies — by boost­ing employ­ment, and unbur­den­ing nation­al health sys­tems through cut­ting health costs and reduc­ing the inci­dence of res­pi­ra­to­ry diseases.

The fact­sheet presents key find­ings from the 2019/2020 COBENEFITS Assess­ment Series. Sim­i­lar trends can be drawn from the results from five coun­tries: If pol­i­cy­mak­ers around the world take the nec­es­sary deci­sions to “build back bet­ter” with renew­able ener­gy now, they can har­ness sig­nif­i­cant co-ben­e­fits for their countries.