Tackling climate change and reducing poverty: is “building back better” possible?

Malerba, Daniele
External Publications (2020)

published on poverty-unpacked.org, 30.10.2020, Online


The Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent recession are having negative effects on economies and, most importantly, on poverty. In building recovery plans, many use the slogan of “building back better”. This means designing recovery strategies that take account of the need to mitigate climate change and protect the environment coupled with a focus on well-being and inclusiveness.

About the author


Further experts

Aleksandrova, Mariya

Climate risk governance 

Balasubramanian, Pooja

Social Economics 

Bauer, Steffen

Political scientist 

Beck, Tanja

Political Science 

Brandi, Clara

Economy and Political Science 

Brüntrup, Michael

Agricultural Economy 

Burchi, Francesco

Development Economy 

Dick, Eva

Sociologist and Spatial Planner 

Dippel, Beatrice


Ekoh, Susan S.

Environmental Research 

Faus Onbargi, Alexia

Political Science 

Hägele, Ramona

Political Scientist 

Iacobuta, Gabriela

Climate and sustainable development policy 

Lehmann, Ina

Political Science 

Mathis, Okka Lou

Political Scientist 

Never, Babette

Political Scientist 

Pegels, Anna


Srigiri, Srinivasa Reddy

Agricultural Economist