G20's US$14-trillion economic stimulus reneges on emissions pledges.

  title={G20's US\$14-trillion economic stimulus reneges on emissions pledges.},
  author={Jonas Nahm and Scot M. Miller and Johannes Urpelainen},
  volume={603 7899},
edented amounts to escape the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020 and 2021, the G20 group of the 20 largest economies spent at least US$14 trillion — close to China’s annual gross domestic product. Much of that total, rightly, went to shoring up health-care systems, wages and welfare. But climate action was widely promised, too — including ‘green new deals’ and ‘building back better’. Our analysis suggests that, so far, those promises have not been met. We created an inventory of… 

On climate order: a policy brief

  • Rui Feng
  • Political Science
  • 2022
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On climate order: a policy brief [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]

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China Built More Offshore Wind In 2021 Than Every Other Country Built In 5 Years.

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