Co-organized by China Daily, University of International Business and Economics, Shanghai International Studies University and Asia News Network, researchers and journalists discussed the way forward on climate action for the Asian region.
From blatant lies that the Amazon wasn’t burning to unexpected net zero pledges, here are the countries that pulled in opposite directions for climate change in the most unforgettable year of the decade.
Yamide Dagnet and Joel Jaeger –
While the amount of climate-friendly stimulus spending leaves much to be desired, some countries are making strides toward greening their economic recovery. How can countries expand their green recovery efforts?
Kevin Rudd –
Hand washing is one of the best frontline defenses against the virus that causes Covid-19. Yet three billion people – almost half of the world’s population – lack access to basic hand-washing facilities.
Pamela Coke-Hamilton –
Small island developing states are most vulnerable to the impact of Covid-19 on tourism not only because they are highly dependent on tourism, but also because any shock of such magnitude is difficult to manage for small economies.
Four in five of the world’s workforce is on lockdown due to Covid-19, with no end in sight. The post-pandemic world order needs one familiar function to tie social sustainability together – human resources.
The pandemic is producing more household waste and increased amounts of dangerous medical waste. We need to manage these changes for our immediate safety and for the long-term welfare of our communities.