UN Sec-Gen insists on climate pact-compliant virus recovery

Euractiv | Jul 13, 2020 at 5:31 PM
  • United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on governments to make sure coronavirus bailouts, especially those in the transport sector, are compatible with the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
  • The economic slump caused by the pandemic has prompted governments to shell out billions in state aid to prop up businesses most affected by the outbreak.
  • ICAO’s carbon offsetting scheme for aviation – known as CORSIA – includes robust accounting rules and criteria on biofuels that do not automatically class them as zero-emission options.