About 195 countries were set to finalise an accord to safeguard plants, animals and ecosystems at the UN talks, known as COP15, which had been due to start late last month in the Chinese city of Kunming.
The "shadow pandemic" of sexual and gender-based violence during the Covid-19 crisis shows that it will be up to women themselves to topple the structural hurdles that have left them vulnerable. Fortunately, the past two years have shown that this is possible, with many examples revealing how all of society benefits.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
and Lilian Best
Investments in physical infrastructure such as highways and power lines have been lagging behind what is needed to meet development goals. To kickstart post-pandemic recovery, there is a need to invest in green infrastructure.
The origin of Covid-19 is believed to be a market selling live wild animals. Eco-Business asked Anbarasi Boopal of Singapore-based animal welfare charity Acres about the link between the exploitation of animals and pandemics, and what can be done to curb the illegal wildlife trade.