After more than a decade of hard-won gains in the fight against poverty, the number of poor people in Myanmar could double as a result of the combined impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing political crisis.
Indigenous people have long been marginalised worldwide. To boost their livelihoods and save Borneo's remaining forests, an indigenous-led organisation in Malaysia has been providing communities with green power for nearly two decades.
The pandemic has exposed gaps in current systems and given corporations the impetus to invest for the future, said experts at a virtual dialogue by Eco-Business and Sembcorp Industries. How can governments, businesses and society take the better road to recovery?
Maximo Torero –
Saving the planet does not have to come at the expense of feeding the poor, and vice versa. If governments can implement a series of relatively low-cost initiatives with private-sector support, the world can still wipe out global hunger by 2030 without jeopardising the fight against climate change.
Bambang Susantono and Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
and Kanni Wignaraja –
If the world wants to beat back the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure no one is left behind in the recovery, two issues thrown into sharp relief by the pandemic need attention: digitalisation and regional cooperation.