Blog. The virus has made it clear: the future is now
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15 May 2020 -

Peter Messerli, Director, Wyss Academy for Nature and professor of sustainable development at the University of Bern, and co-chair of the group of 15 independent scientists drafting the 2019 UN Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR)

The COVID-19 crisis has shone a harsh spotlight on a range of development challenges, and the choices the world makes now in its path to recovery will shape the trajectory of sustainable development for years to come. In this blog post, Peter Messerli and colleagues reflect on key areas where “building back better” will be particularly crucial, including the economy, the environment, global justice and the role of science in policy making.

Read the full post: https://www.csc-blog.org/en/virus-has-made-it-clear-future-now

Peter Messerli is the Director of the Wyss Academy for Nature and professor of sustainable development at the University of Bern. He is the co-chair of Future Earth’s Global Land Programme (GLP) and was the co-chair of the group of 15 independent scientists drafting the UN Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR).

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