The conversation around climate change has understandably taken a back seat in recent months, but as reports emerge that we have only six months to avert climate catastrophe, it is clear that the world’s pandemic recovery plan must also include drastically reduced energy consumption. Luckily, economic recovery and a healthier planet go hand in hand, despite what the prevailing narrative might suggest.

Fitness classes are being conducted online, cafés and restaurants are stretching delivery services to their limits, and tech bosses expect that remote work will be a ‘permanent feature’ after the dust has settled. But how will countries that have been badly affected by COVID-19 recover properly without a solid digital foundation to build on?