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Should Economic Stimulus Be Green? It’s a Matter of Timing

U.S. President Donald Trump is seen through a window as he speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference in the briefing room of the White House on March 22, 2020. 

U.S. President Donald Trump is seen through a window as he speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference in the briefing room of the White House on March 22, 2020. 

Photographer: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Bloomberg

With every passing week, the pandemic-led economic crisis gets deeper and the interventions to cushion the blow get bigger.

Such upheavals in world economies are rare. With governments announcing hundreds of billions of dollars in stimulus packages, many see this as an opportunity to shape the economic interventions to be as green as possible—but don’t always agree on when to push for it.