The economic shock from the pandemic lockdowns and the ongoing damage it is doing to the global economy will cost us $ 12 trillion in lost economic output by the end of 2021 - roughly $1,600 per human being on the planet.
The World Health Organization, together with partner organizations, aims to secure 2 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines by the end of 2021, unveiling Friday a creative plan to ensure high-risk groups around the world have access to any vaccine that's successfully developed.
The recovery packages can either kill two birds with one stone-setting the global economy on a pathway towards net-zero emissions - or lock us into a fossil system from which it will be nearly impossible to escape.
Paris-compliant carbon budgets for developed countries imply full decarbonization of energy by 2035-40, necessitating a scale of change in physical infrastructure reminiscent of the post-Second World War Marshall Plan.
The global mining industry already understands the benefits of integrating a location-based system: by 2025 smart sensors will have a twenty percent adoption rate - and half of all mines will contain connected workers.
Approximately 470 million people globally are at high risk of contracting COVID-19 as a result of pre-existing conditions of malnutrition, lack of access to safe drinking water, and indoor air pollution through the use of noxious cooking fuel.