For while COVID-19 and climate change are separate issues, both hit the most vulnerable and marginalized sections of society the hardest, consequently provoking the need for systemic and behavioural changes and calling for cohesive, collective, cross-border action.
Can the Covid-19 crisis offer a unique opportunity to redesign the economy, break away from insatiable consumption and un-sustainable GDP growth incurred at the cost of a basic, life-supporting, stable environment?
Zoonosis may be bacterial, viral, or parasitic, or may involve unconventional agents. As well as being a public health problem, many of the major zoonotic diseases prevent the efficient production of food of animal origin and create obstacles to international trade in animal products.
It is certain that by cooperating on sharing resources, technology and expenses, the total cost involved can be reduced and the work rendered more efficient. However, a disadvantage is that multilateral collaboration on sensitive defence technologies is delicate at best.
With the advent of cheap data, affordable mobile phone devices and the computing power of a laptop in one’s palm, the catalysis of an entire digital ecosystem for a billion consumers has been on the advent.
You don’t get an LED bulb by the incremental development of a candle. Someone has to discover an electron.
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