All United to End the COVID-19 Pandemic

The #COVID19 pandemic is a crisis that affects everyone.

Last week, UN Secretary General delivered a message to leaders attending the G20 virtual meeting, urging concerted action to suppress the virus and to minimize the social and economic impact of the pandemic. “We must work together now to set the stage for a recovery that builds a more sustainable, inclusive and equitable economy, guided by our shared promise — the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, he concluded.

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COVID-19 & the Environment

Numerous articles have been published in the past weeks on the environmental origins and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our “Latest updates on COVID-19 and the environment” page, lists relevant information, research, data and/or press releases issued by our partners in Geneva and other institutions around the world.

The topics covered include: the origins of COVID-19, waste management, use of reusable plastic, air pollution, climate change, impacts on wildlife, greening economies after COVID-19, and the push back on environmental laws.

Among the numerous press releases and articles issued last week:

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) also launched its resource page on COVID-19.

Going live

The international community in Geneva is teleworking. Various meetings that were initially planned at this period of the year are going live (check the boxes in the agenda section). Interesting webinars are being proposed by partners this week:

If you still have some free time, don’t forget to have a look at online learning opportunities:

Check the tips to help you enjoying this largest teleworking experiment ever we shared in our previous weekly newsletters.

Data and the Environment

Four Working Groups have been established as part of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Work Programme, focusing on the key issues related to Capacity Development, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Data. Individuals with relevant expertise are invited to join these by 30 April.

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