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

Go to the Earth School!

A coalition of over fifty environmental and education experts are collaborating to launch The Earth School: 30 adventures for learners of all ages to discover, celebrate, and connect to nature. https://ed.ted.com/earth-school

COVID-19 and the Asian economy

ADB assessment of COVID-19 impact on the economy: https://www.adb.org/publications/updated-assessment-economic-impact-covid-19

COVID-19 and tourism

One chart says it all – Air passenger volume as measured in revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs). Passenger demand has fallen at an unprecedented rate. The domino effects on tourism and local economics will continue to reverberate in the long term …

COVID-19 an Education?

Internet? Web? Online tools? What are those?! Globally, about 50% of learners do not have access to a household computer. Will the COVID-19 lockdowns increase the education divide?

COVID-19 and the Environment

COVID-19 is showing us the link between human and planetary health The damage we have done to our planet is having a direct impact on the spread and severity of COVID-19. The global response, however, demonstrates our ability to work together. By focusing collectively on our planetary health, we can ensure we are better prepared…

Climate interlinks

“Adaptation” and “Mitigation” are critical policy objectives to combat climate change. The Adaptation Committee of the UNFCCC had producted an information paper on the linkages between adaptation and mitigation. Read the paper:https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/resource/ac17_8b_ada_miti.pdf Read full report

Food Security

Did you know? There are more than 7,000 edible plant species, but only about 170 are grown on a commercial scale? – FAO http://www.fao.org/fao-stories/article/en/c/1154584/