April 2020 \ Business & Investment \ BUSINESS AND GOVERNANCE

C40 Cities, comprising India’s national capital, have announced the launch of a mayoral-led task force to accelerate sustainable economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. C40 mayors are already sharing knowledge and expertise to overcome the immediate health crisis ...

The Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force will see leading mayors worldwide collaborate to achieve an economic recovery from COVID-19 that enables people to get back to work, while preventing climate breakdown from becoming an even bigger crisis that halts the global economy and threatens the lives and livelihood of people everywhere.

The mayors will discuss how to use huge public investment in the recovery to create a “new normal” for city economies, based on eliminating pollution and poverty, improving public health and increasing resilience to shocks. The Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force was unveiled in April during a virtual meeting of more than 40 mayors and city leaders from major cities across 25 countries, hosted by C40 Chair and Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, to share expertise on protecting their residents during the COVID-19 crisis.

C40 mayors and senior city officials have been regularly collaborating to share knowledge and solutions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The mayoral task force will be chaired by Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan.Centre of Sierra Leone during the 2014-15 Ebola epidemic.