‘Bold and creative’ solutions needed for a sustainable, post-pandemic economyPosted on August 9, 2020 (August 11, 2020) by Years202120202019201820172016FuturArc Webinar Series SurveyFAQFuturArc App Demo VideoCategoriesMain 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.Previously Published Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Davos Agenda 2021: Greta Thunberg’s message to world leadersCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021Davos Agenda 2021: Greta Thunberg’s message to world leaders Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Davos Agenda: BiodiverCities by 2030Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021Davos Agenda: BiodiverCities by 2030 Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Millions will die if world fails on climate promisesCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021Millions will die if world fails on climate promises Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021The built environment: Its role in improving health and well-beingCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021The built environment: Its role in improving health and well-being Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Sustainable cities of the futureCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021Sustainable cities of the future Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021The circular economy could save life on Earth – starting with our citiesCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021The circular economy could save life on Earth – starting with our cities Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Decarbonising cities: How to harmonise buildings, mobility and infrastructureCommentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021Decarbonising cities: How to harmonise buildings, mobility and infrastructure Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2021Five reasons to be optimistic about clean energy in 2021Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature2021Five reasons to be optimistic about clean energy in 2021 Contact us at https://www.futurarc.com/contact-us for older commentaries.