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Policies, measures and actions on climate change and
environmental protection in the context of COVID-19 recovery.

The United Kingdom

Last update 9 Sep. 2020


COP26 President-Designate

Alok Sharma

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Emergency measures in the short term (a few months to one year) to address concerns that have directly emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic and may include forced action.
Socioeconomic measures in the medium term (one to a few years) with an environmental and climate focus to “build back better” from COVID-19, and usually involves planned, intentional action.
Paradigm shifts and measures in the long term (more than a few years to a few decades) toward redesigning current socioeconomic and sociocultural systems to be sustainable and resilient.

1.Climate mitigation measures

2.Climate adaptation measures

3.Cross-cutting measures

  • Urban/rural development (energy access etc.)

    Response Recovery Redesign
    Green Recovery Challenge Fund - The £40 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund will bring forward funding to help charities and environmental organisations start work on projects across England to restore nature, tackle climate change and connect people with the outdoors.
    Contact Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

4.Other environmental measures

  • Other environmental pollution countermeasures

    Recovery Redesign
    The Government has set out how it will use ambitious, legally-binding targets under its landmark Environment Bill to combat environmental and climate challenges. At least one long-term target will be introduced in four priority areas: air quality, water, biodiversity, and resource efficiency and waste reduction.
    Contact Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
  • Measures related to ecosystem services / biodiversity / land use / agriculture

    Local Nature Recovery Strategy - Selected local authorities will receive a share of £1 million of funding to set up LNRS pilot studies helping to identify the most valuable sites for wildlife, while also identifying areas for the restoration of nature.
    Contact Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

5.International Cooperation