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What comes after COVID-19? A roundup of the best ideas we could find on the Internet

Curated by Peter Hulm

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Ocean protection needs a spirit of compromise — nature — 17 March 2021

How much economic growth is necessary to reduce global poverty substantially? — ourworldindata — 15 March 2021

A giant leap towards measuring nature’s contributions to the economy — worldbank — 12 March 2021

Biodiversity: ground-breaking change to economic reporting accounting for nature’s contribution to economy — europa — 11 March 2021

Bill Gates Proposes To Technofix Climate Change but Underplays the Role of Nature — thewire — 11 March 2021

Growing support for valuing ecosystems will help conserve the planet — nature — 10 March 2021

The economic consequences of conserving or restoring sites for nature — nature — 8 March 2021

"In 24 cases with economic estimates of services, conservation or restoration benefits (for example, greenhouse gas regulation, flood protection) tend to outweigh those private benefits (for example, profits from agriculture or logging)."

Robots in schools: new teaching methods on the horizon? — swissinfo — 2 March 2021

'Too late': David Attenborough warns at UN: Earth faces ‘total collapse' — yahoo — 24 February 2021

Biden’s Climate Envoy, at U.N., Likens Global Inaction to a ‘Suicide Pact’ — nytimes — 23 February 2021

Major North Atlantic Current May Be Hurtling Towards Collapse — gizmodo — 23 February 2021

A new UN report urges a radical shift in the way we think about nature — cnn — 19 February 2021

Is India's glacier disaster a stark warning of more climate risks to come? — genevasolutions — 11 February 2021

Climate Change Priorities on Health, Human Rights and Labor — thecvf — 11 February 2021

IKEA will help turn a Swedish city into a sustainable community — engadget — 11 February 2021

The future of "smart" cities is in street lights — axios — 11 February 2021

How Sweden is taking back parking spaces to improve urban living — theguardian — 8 February 2021

Economists call for green approach to valuing wealth — reuters news trust — 2 February 2021

20 jobs that will start to disappear in the next 5 years — yahoo — 27 January 2021

61 Global Business Leaders Support ESG Convergence by Committing to Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics — weforum — 26 January 2021

A Hint From Davos: Regulating Crypto Is 'in the Public Interest' — cryptonews — 25 January 2021

Amsterdam Is Embracing a Radical New Economic Theory to Help Save the Environment. Could It Also Replace Capitalism? — time — 22 January 2021

Countries Must Adapt to Climate Change Now, UN Warns — dw/ecowatch — 15 January 2021

Though not all SIDS are heavily indebted, 17 are considered by the IMF as being at 'high risk' of debt distress, unable to meet their loan payments — unctad —7 January 2021

Catchup: WEF: the world’s greatest threats in 2021 — weforum — 19 January 2021

The world’s largest free trade area starts up on Jan. 1, 2021: in Africa — qz — 31 December 2020

Millennials are ready to run things — niemanlab — 23 December 2020

World could lose coral reefs within this century, UN environment report warns — devdiscourse — 22 December 2020

WEF World Competitiveness Report:Few Economies Are Ready for Long-term Prosperity through Improved Public Services, Green Investments and Digitization — wef — 16 December 2020

Countries with advanced digital economies and digital skills have been more successful at keeping their economies running while their citizens worked from home. The Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, Estonia, and the United States have performed well on this measure.

Countries with robust economic safety nets, such as Denmark, Finland, Norway, Austria, Luxembourg and Switzerland, were well placed to support those who could not work. Similarly, countries with strong financial systems such as Finland, the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Singapore, could more easily provide credit to SMEs to prevent insolvency.

Countries that could successfully plan and integrate health, fiscal and social policies have been relatively more successful in mitigating the effects of the crisis, including Singapore, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Austria and the United Arab Emirates.

Aid crisis: one might have thought that a global pandemic would have led to multilateral cooperation, the exact opposite has taken place — swissinfo — 15 December 2020

This was easily the warmest November on record, as three times earlier this year — mashable — 7 December 2020

The Great Barrier Reef Is Now Officially in 'Critical' Condition — vice — 4 December 2020

UN chief slams 'suicidal war on nature' as 2020 on track to be one of hottest years on record — france24 — 2 December 2020

Climate change is already a disaster to health, doctors say — theverge — 2 December 2020

UNDP's Rising up for SIDS project: Small island developing states do not have the luxury of time — undp — 2 December 2020

New Zealand declares a climate change emergency — upi — 2 December 2020

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has calculated that global warming by 2100 could be as low as 2.1°C as a result of all the net zero pledges announced as of November 2020. — climateactiontracker — 1 December 2020

Remote working is here to stay. But who will be doing it? — weforum — 1 December 2020