The Covid 19 pandemic is causing considerable social and economic disruption worldwide. Short and midterm financial support measures for mitigating the acute consequences of the pandemic must be structured in a way, that they support the needed longterm changes towards a sustainable and climate-neutral society. The UBA position paper proposes an action plan for Germany, that takes into account the framework conditions for fostering a sustainable economy and that focuses on concrete measures in the building. mobility and energy sectors. As central element of all these measures, the European Green Deal must be implemented ambitiously.