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Media Outlets Examine Planetary Health, High-Level Efforts To Reflect Links Between Climate, Health, Human Progress In Global Development Discussions

Devex: UNDP to broaden human development assessment with planetary indicators “A new method of measuring human progress is underway, taking into account countries’ carbon dioxide emissions and material footprints. Developed by the United Nations Development Programme, the recalibration of the Human Development Index to include planetary pressures will provide a…

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Devex: Q&A: Reimagining development for the next era (Root, 12/15). The Guardian: Global first responders: 5 things to know about Doctors Without Borders’ Covid-19 strategy (12/14). The Guardian: ‘We could have lost her’: Zimbabwe’s children go hungry as crisis deepens (Chingono, 12/15). Homeland Preparedness News: CEPI to provide up to…

U.N. SG Urges Nations To Treat Climate Change As ‘Emergency’ As World Leaders Pledge New Goals At Virtual Gathering Recognizing 5th Anniversary Of Paris Climate Accord

AP: As leaders set fresh climate goals, Biden pledges U.S. support “U.S. President-elect Joe Biden pledged Saturday to rejoin the Paris climate accord on the first day of his presidency, as world leaders staged a virtual gathering to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the international pact aimed at curbing global…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Various Global Health Topics, Including Climate Action; Global Development; Maternal Health, Nutrition; Anti-Racism

BMJ: Climate action: the best gift for global health Renee N. Salas, emergency medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, affiliated faculty at Harvard Global Health Institute, and Yerby fellow at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of…

Report Ranks European Countries’ Progress Toward SDGs, Highlights Ongoing Challenges To Achieving Goals

U.N. Dispatch: This is How European Countries Rank in their Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals Joanne Lu, freelance journalist, discusses findings from the recently released Europe Sustainable Development Goal Report, which ranks European countries’ progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Lu writes, “Even within a wealthy region like…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: Ethiopia returns refugees who fled Tigray fighting, to alarm (Anna, 12/11). AP: India’s pandemic recovery plan could cost air quality goals (Ghosal, 12/11). Devex: U.S. election marks return to ‘climate responsibility,’ says Paris Agreement architect (Abrahams, 12/10). Devex: Q&A: Investing now in preparation for COVID-19’s successor (12/11). Forbes: A…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Global Health Topics, Including Climate Change; Sustainable Development; Migration; Food Insecurity; Girls’, Women’s Rights; Mental Health

Africa Report: Africa: Climate change and sustainable development must be a two-way street Oluwaseun Oguntuase, scholar at the Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development at Lagos State University in Nigeria (12/10). Devex: Opinion: Does Africa need a new narrative on migration? Maureen Achieng, chief of mission of IOM to…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: Siberians fight the pandemic by giving weary doctors a lift (Alexeyeva, 12/8). AP: Merkel backs tougher virus curbs as German deaths hit record (Moulson et al., 12/9). Borgen Magazine: COVID-19 Showing the Importance of Agricultural Market Resiliency (Friborg, 12/6). Devex: The man behind Africa’s COVID-19 response (Jerving, 12/9). Devex:…

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