The United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office in Latin America and the Caribbean has developed a series of policy briefs "Articulating social and environmental policy for post-COVID-19 recovery" which suggest policy recommendations to build back better, more sustainable, and more inclusive.

The policy brief entitled "Resilient and Inclusive Circular Economy to Build Back Better and Greener" builds on the International Resource Panel's data and messages from the report "Re-defining Value – The Manufacturing Revolution" to make the case that the adoption of value retention processes (i.e. remanufacturing, comprehensive refurbishment, repair, direct reuse) can generate multiple benefits including significant reductions in GHG emissions and new material requirement (up to 99% in both aspects).

The policy brief hence calls for policymakers and practitioners in the region to adopt the above-mentioned circular economy methods to build more resilient value chains in their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2, 8, 9, 12, 13, and 15.