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The IMF and World Bank gathered virtually in the midst of Covid-19. What next? Invest in people and nature for recovery and resilience

(Eco Business, 23 Apr 2020) WWF’s Margaret Kuhlow argues that investment in both human and planetary health must be the bedrock of resilience, recovery and prosperity amid the pandemic.

Last week saw some important moves by international financial institutions to respond to the Covid-19 crisis. At their Spring Meetings, the World Bank and IMF rightly focused on ensuring the global financial system has sufficient liquidity and getting emergency health support and relief as quickly as possible to the countries who need it most, and the G20 agreed a debt moratorium for low income countries. These are surely welcome first steps in the poorest parts of the world. What next?

The IMF, the World Bank and their shareholders must now start to outline an economic recovery from an unprecedented global shutdown that delivers for both people and the planet on which we depend.

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Eco Business, 23 Apr 2020: The IMF and World Bank gathered virtually in the midst of Covid-19. What next? Invest in people and nature for recovery and resilience