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

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 …