‘Bold and creative’ solutions needed for a sustainable, post-pandemic economyPosted on August 9, 2020 (August 11, 2020) by Years20202019201820172016FuturArc Webinar Series SurveySign up for e-newsletterCategoriesMain FeatureCity ProfileShowcaseCommentaryCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2020‘Bold and creative’ solutions needed for a sustainable, post-pandemic economyDuring the first in a series of roundtable discussions on responding and recovering better from the global crisis, this one with women economists, Secretary-General António Guterres painted a grim picture of acute suffering, saying that extreme poverty and hunger are set to increase drastically. Many healthcare systems are already at breaking point; and a whole generation of children is missing out on education. “The pandemic threatens not just to put the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on hold, but to reverse progress that has already been made”, he said.Unless the world acts now, the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying global recession, will trigger “years of depressed and disrupted economic growth”, the UN chief warned. FINDING SOLUTIONSAccording to the UN chief, “we need the insights and perspectives of all”, including “prominent and innovative” women economists, to create “inclusive, resilient and gender-equal societies” to address the climate crisis and other global challenges. “We need concrete, radical and implementable solutions”, spelled out the Secretary-General, voicing hope that the series of roundtables will stimulate new ideas and “a totally different debate in relation to the classic ones we have witnessed in the recent past”. MUCH NEEDED TRANSFORMATIONThe transformation must “break the inequality and environmental degradation enchantment that darken our future”, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed shared, pushing for a new global economy “based on sustainable consumption and production, on sustainable infrastructure that gives access to all to the opportunities of the future”.Above article is an excerpt from The United Nations. Click here to view the full article.To read the complete article, get your hardcopy at our online shop/newsstands/major bookstores; subscribe to FuturArc or download the FuturArc App to read the issues for free!Previously Published Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2020COVID-19: Cities in the frontline of response and recoveryCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2020COVID-19: Cities in the frontline of response and recovery Main Feature, Online Exclusive Feature / The biophilic office: Reconnecting nature to the workforceMain Feature, Online Exclusive FeatureThe biophilic office: Reconnecting nature to the workforce Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2020Principles for recovery: Sustainable and resilient infrastructureCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2020Principles for recovery: Sustainable and resilient infrastructure Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2020Sustainable developmentCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2020Sustainable development Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2020Creating robust urban ecosystems in post-COVID-19 IndiaCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2020Creating robust urban ecosystems in post-COVID-19 India Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2020Part II: Modular Integrated Construction for sustainable futureCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2020Part II: Modular Integrated Construction for sustainable future Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2020COVID-19 & architecture: the importance of designing for occupant wellnessCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2020COVID-19 & architecture: the importance of designing for occupant wellness Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2020Applying the hard lessons of coronavirus to the biodiversity crisisCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2020Applying the hard lessons of coronavirus to the biodiversity crisis Contact us at https://www.futurarc.com/contact-us for older commentaries.