CarbonBrief has created an interactive grid showing measures proposed, agreed and implemented by major economies around the world for a “green recovery” that “builds back better”, by cutting CO2 emissions as well as boosting the economy.
The tracker will be updated over time and will include stimulus measures that have a direct bearing on climate change or energy.
The grid includes government stimulus packages which – directly or indirectly – support measures aimed at reducing carbon emissions (and are often referred to as “green”).
The grid does not include measures that support fossil fuels and other high-polluting sectors, unless the money is specifically intended to help them become cleaner. It also leaves out governments’ initial “rescue” packages designed to keep businesses afloat (see below).