The COVID-19 pandemic shakes systems around the world to their very core. It exacerbates inequality so, progress seems to have altogether stopped. As the future of coming generations is in danger and wildlife disappears, all is not lost: with a gender-inclusive set of actions and sufficient funds, a sustainable future is still possible

COVID-19: a major setback in global development [ARTICLE]
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COVID-19: a major setback in global development

According to the fourth Goalkeepers report from the Gate Foundation “25 years of development progress have been wiped out in just 25 weeks.” For Bill and Melinda Gates, the many reverberations of the COVID-19 crisis stress the necessity for international collaboration.

How the pandemic set global development back '25 years in just 25 weeks'  ” , The Telegraph, September 15, 2020

Global health, a matter of small investments? [ARTICLE]
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Global health, a matter of small investments?

COVID-19 highlighted the flaws of health systems across the world. For international experts like Gro Harlem Bruntland, former WHO head, investing $5 per individual annually on global health security could prevent such crises. Is global health a matter of small investments?

Just $5 per person a year could prevent future pandemic, says ex-WHO head  ” , The Guardian, September 14, 2020

Future generations in jeopardy [ARTICLE]
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Future generations in jeopardy

The COVID-19 survey from the Save the Children confirms that the pandemic has exacerbated social inequality. The world’s poorest children have lost access to education, healthcare and food following lockdowns. To save their future, debt relief is an option, experts say.

The World’s poorest children haven’t learned anything during lockdown: survey  ” , Global Citizen, September 11, 2020

Environment: women are key [ARTICLE]
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Environment: women are key

As women gather much of the world’s firewood and water, they play a key role in preserving nature. For U.N. specialists, working toward a sustainable future means including women in natural resources’ governance.

U.N. says global goals to protect nature need women to succeed  ” , Thomas Reuters Foundation, September 15, 2020

Reversing the destruction of biodiversity in two steps [OPINION]
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Reversing the destruction of biodiversity in two steps

A new report from the WWF paints a grim picture of biodiversity, revealing wildlife and ecosystems are still disappearing at a fast rate despite global efforts. For researchers, this momentum can be reversed through the preservation of specific hotspots and a revolution in our food systems.

How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050  ” , The Conversation, September 14, 2020

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