Hello, PIDS friends! In support of the 19th Development Policy Research Month (DPRM), which we are celebrating this September, we are featuring the #PIDSFactFridayDPRM2021Edition. Our issue for this week is on Green and Inclusive Recovery.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created new environmental problems such as the surge in the volume of wastes from the widespread use of single-use plastics. This exacerbates prevailing global environmental issues like climate change, air and water pollution, and waste management.

The pandemic has underscored the importance of environmental health and resilience. It calls for the country to aim for better air quality, improved water quality, and more effective waste management to reduce the vulnerability of communities to future threats and improve the overall well-being of people.

To address this, the government should ensure that climate targets and well-being targets complement each other, especially in the areas of food security, energy development and use, waste management, and conservation of green and blue ecosystems. With the growing threat of climate change-related diseases, it is essential to address the inequities in our health system, enhance universal health care, and improve water and sanitation services, particularly in underserved areas.

Business owners and operators can help by departing from the traditional operating model of profits over people and the environment by pursuing the “triple bottom line” (economic, social, and environmental value). Meanwhile, the public should start living more responsibly by adopting more sustainable lifestyles. A whole-of-society approach is essential in building environmental health and resilience to address the current pandemic and better prepare the country for future threats.

Browse through the slides to know more about green and inclusive recovery, which is among the topics featured in this year’s Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) celebration. Visit https://dprm.pids.gov.ph/ to know more about this year’s DPRM theme and activities.

The content of this slide show was based on the DPRM/APPC concept note.

Download the complete set of slides here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=6872863659405883&id=126427974049519

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