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The Key to Future Competitiveness

The winners of the future global economy will be the countries that moved decisively to replace fossil fuels with clean, renewable energy sources. Unlike the United States, China, most European countries, and others clearly have gotten the message, and are capitalizing on the rapidly falling costs of wind and solar.

DENVER – As countries around the world struggle to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the main focus must be on human health and economic wellbeing. But there is also an opportunity for the response to create both short-term benefits and longer-term economic advantages. Those countries that seize the moment could gain a competitive edge for decades to come. By orienting their recovery packages around sustainable solutions, such as those outlined in the European Green Deal, governments can chart a course toward a future that includes improved health, better jobs, lower energy costs, and sustained economic growth.