20 May 2020 – This week, the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, in collaboration with the Global Parliament of Mayors, Eurocities, UK100, Alliance des Collectivites Pour la Qualite de l’Air, and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, issued this open letter to global financial leaders.

As Covid-19 makes painfully clear, our current social, economic and environmental systems are not set up to be sustainable. In response, the letter’s signatories call for a radical rethink in coronavirus response measures so that cities are not only able to withstand a similar crisis in the future but rise above, survive, and thrive far into the future.

The letter’s signatories call for an economy that’s not only resilient, and able to bounce back from a crisis, but adaptive, and able to shift and accommodate, not crumble, when disruption happens.