- Governments are calling on furloughed workers and the unemployed to help pick fruit and vegetables.
- Farmers are supplying food directly to consumers in schemes they hope will outlast the pandemic.
- France is streaming tales of rural life online to help city dwellers understand the reality of agriculture.
- Governments must reimagine healthcare delivery in the face of COVID-19.
- Telemedicine could be a big part of the answer – both now, and in a post-pandemic world.
- Here are 5 barriers to its implementation – and how to overcome them.
- In the next 50 years, a third of the world’s population could be living in areas as hot as the hottest parts of the Sahara now.
- Humans have adapted to live in a narrow band of environmental and climatic fluctuations, but temperature rises threaten this.
- Health, food security and economic growth would face huge challenges outside the temperature ranges we currently inhabit.
- COVID-19 could be devastating for migrant children held in US detention centres.
- The pandemic’s impacts pose risks to migrant children’s mental and physical health.
- Here are 6 ways the government should act to protect vulnerable migrant youth.
Sahana Kribakaran, Dylan Gee
- In developing countries like India, COVID-19 has exacerbated existing socio-economic issues.
- The State of Karnataka has built a network of 30,000 volunteers to fight the spread of the virus as well as help the most vulnerable.
- Digital technology has been key in developing the systems necessary to manage this workforce.
Our first WHO briefing about COVID-19 in Asia will take place at 07:30 Geneva time with the below speakers.
Dr. Takeshi Kasai, Regional Director for the Western Pacific, World Health Organization
Tan Hooi Ling, Co-Founder, Grab
Tan Sri Dr. Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, ExecutiveDirector, APEC Secretariat
Warren Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief, The Straits Times and Chairman of Asia News Network
Adrian Monck, Managing Director, World Economic Forum
Beatrice Di Caro
- The Energy Transition Index 2020 analyzes the energy sectors of 115 countries.
- Sweden tops the global rankings as the country most prepared to transition to clean energy.
- COVID-19 could threaten the rate at which economies adopt more sustainable power.
- Robust long-term policies are needed to guard against shocks such as the pandemic and climate change.
“There’s a slight false dichotomy here, in that in some sense, the health of the society has been placed against the economy of the society,” Dr. Michael J. Ryan, Executive Director of the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Programme, said on the debate over prioritizing lives or livelihoods amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
- China rarely agrees to debt write-offs.
- African countries are important to China’s long-run development agenda.
- Debt write-offs may be necessary if both want to benefit from the changed world economy, post-coronavirus.