All United to End the COVID-19 Pandemic

The #COVID19 pandemic is a crisis that affects everyone.

Last week, the UN Secretary General launched the report on socio-economic impacts of COVID-19, and concluded “Our roadmap is the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The recovery from the COVID-19 crisis must lead to a different economy. Everything we do during and after this crisis must be with a strong focus on building more equal, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies that are more resilient in the face of pandemics, climate change, and the many other global challenges we face. What the world needs now is solidarity. With solidarity we can defeat the virus and build a better world.

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COVID-19 & the Environment

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 on the environmental origins and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Among the numerous press releases and articles issued last week:

New Dates for Environmental Negotiations

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of participants and visitors, the important global meetings on environmental policy initially planned in 2020, the ‘super year’ for the environment, have been rescheduled.

Going live

The international community in Geneva has been teleworking for the past three weeks. Tips to help you enjoying this largest teleworking experiment ever, were shared in our previous weekly newsletters. Check the boxes in the agenda section for details of the meetings and webinars taking place this week and next week.

If you have some free time, consider enrolling into one or more online learning opportunities:

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