155 businesses, representing five million employees and a combined market capitalization of over $2 trillion USD, are urging governments around the world to develop economic recovery policies responding to COVID-19 that also advance climate goals over the short- and long-terms.
A new digital switchboard service, Text for Humankind, allows anyone in the world to send free messages of support to frontline healthcare workers and people in isolation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the service has already facilitated over 80,000 messages across 85 countries.
The Slovenian National Institute for Public Health has now reported only 35 cases and zero deaths in the last 14 days and believes the reproductive rate of the virus is now below one.
65% of the 28,000 people across 29 nations surveyed want a green economic recovery from COVID-19. This proportion of citizens is particularly high in India, China, and Mexico where where 80% favor such a plan.
April 2020 was also the first month ever when renewables beat out coal altogether in the U.S.
The ambitious five-year tree-planting program was launched in 2018 to combat climate change. The new jobs also provide much-needed economic stimulus amid the country’s COVID-19 lockdown.
The team’s lead Professor Sarah Gilbert has given it an 80% change of being effective and suggested it could be available for widespread use as soon as September.