Clean energy companies are proving resilient to the Covid crisis and expectations are growing for a "new normal" that gets the world on track to net zero, but government commitments to a green recovery remain mixed.
With some of the worst death rates from the Covid-19 pandemic, high unemployement and public debt, many Latin American countries are struggling to marry climate action and the need to stop their economies from falling apart.
Germany prioritises its renewables build-out, electric vehicles and hydrogen in a Covid-19 recovery plan that seeks to extend the Energiewende from the power sector to the rest of the economy.
Poland may have a reputation as a climate sceptic, but by at least one measure it is building back better than most. Nonetheless, it will need to match EU recovery funds with strong climate policies to really break away from coal.
The chair of the European Parliament's environment committee says the EU failed ten years ago to connect the climate crisis to recovery from the financial crisis, but insists it will not fail for Covid-19.
Covid-19 recovery plans from Paris and Madrid have been deemed to be among the greenest in the world, but they have chosen different paths for how to structure their expenditure of EU money.
Former chief of the European Central Bank and newly appointed Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi insists tackling climate change is central to his country's economic growth, but Italy has a steep hill to climb to make the shift to a clean energy economy.
The UK has made strong commitments to build back better from Covid-19, but recent hiccups raise questions over whether it can deliver on its pledges.
European governments have pledged billions in clean energy investment in their Covid-19 recovery funds, but measures announced so far are a long way off the green recovery many had hoped for.
EU Recovery Plan spending must align with longer-term industrial policies if Europe is to meet its climate goals and be competitive globally, argues Chris Carroll, programme manager at the European Corporate Leaders Group.
The EU has big climate plans. With the right frameworks in place, neighbouring Ukraine could help Europe achieve its vision.
Danish clean energy giant Ørsted and US commercial EV technology company Proterra are poised for breakout growth in the US over the next four years.