COVID, Life and all that …

Restrictions in human interaction have helped to avoid suffering and death from COVID-19, but have also created many socioeconomic hardships [PDF]. https://www.nature.com/articles/s43017-020-0079-1.pdf

Three Informal Sector and COVID-19

This is how COVID-19 is affecting informal workers – World Economic Forum blog https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/07/coronavirus-impact-informal-workers-world-bank/

The food climate

G20 diets have a disproportionate impact on our climate and health. Who is leading and what is needed to ensure the necessary greenhouse gas emission cuts are made? Read new report – https://eatforum.org/knowledge/diets-for-a-better-future/

Nature-led economies

World Economic Forum report, “The Future of Nature and Business” looks at the opportunities of a nature-led economy that could create $10trn a year and 400 million jobs. http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_The_Future_Of_Nature_And_Business_2020.pdf

Green trees!

15 Astounding Facts About Trees: It’s hard to overstate the importance of trees. Their debut more than 300 million years ago was a turning point for Earth, helping transform its surface into a bustling utopia for land animals. Read full article

Eewh! Waste !

UN reports global e-waste production soared beyond 53 million tonnes in 2019 Read the Global E-Waste Monitor

COVID-19 and the Oceans

COVID-19: Besides a green recovery, we also need a Blue Recovery – World Bank Read full post

Supercharging sustainable development

A bold new approach to development economics, championed by the Turing and the United Nations Development Programme, could boost government-backed sustainable development all over the world. Read fill news item

Carbon Pricing

Reduce GHG emissions and raise revenue for development: Carbon Taxation – World Bank https://blogs.worldbank.org/climatechange/reduce-ghg-emissions-and-raise-revenue-development-carbon-taxation-online-learning