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'As COVID-19 has disrupted lives and economies in an unprecedented manner, societies across the globe are grappling with an immediate need to protect lives and livelihoods, challenging the urgency of the climate agenda. Yet at the same time, some have argued that the pandemic shows how the climate change crisis might affect the global economy. Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva, deputy general manager of the Bank for International Settlements, has said that the pandemic has intensified the need for policy-makers to co-operate on building more holistic approaches to identifying and managing global risks.' 'A circular economy approach could reduce emissions... (More)
'A federal face mask mandate would not only cut the daily growth rate of new confirmed cases of Covid-19, but could also save the U.S. economy from taking a 5% GDP hit in lieu of additional lockdowns, according to Goldman Sachs.' https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/30/goldman-sachs-says-a-national-mask-mandate-could-slash-infections-and-save-economy-from-a-5percent-hit.html
'The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has announced its largest cryptocurrency investment funding of startups. Eight companies in seven countries will use Unicef’s crypto fund to develop prototypes, pilot, or scale their technologies. Several of them are working on mitigating the hardships resulting from the covid-19 pandemic.' https://news.bitcoin.com/unicef-funding-cryptocurrency/