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Managing a second spike: How China’s approach to the Beijing outbreak compares with global efforts

June 25, 2020

Policy Forum

On June 6, after 56 days of zero COVID-19 infections, Beijing recorded its first new case. On June 11 emergency response was upgraded to Level 2. Schools were closed again. 60% flights at Beijing Airport were cancelled and other stringent measures were taken.

Beijing manages dualities of pandemic

June 24, 2020

China Daily

On June 11, Beijing reported a new outbreak of novel coronavirus after 56 days of "zero new cases". A 52-year-old man surnamed Tang was the first among the new cases to test positive for the virus. He had been to Beijing's largest wholesale market, Xinfadi, which supplies about 80 percent of Beijing's vegetables, fruits and meat. After the infections were confirmed, the government swung into action.

A path to food security? Urban agriculture and COVID-19 crisis management

June 12, 2020

Policy Forum

COVID-19 has exposed the ills and virtues of local communities, national systems, and global regimes when it comes to food, Cecilia Tortajada and Andrea Biswas write.

COVID-19 memperburuk masalah ketersediaan air dunia

June 10, 2020

The Conversation

Pandemi COVID-19 akan pasti menunda tercapainya Tujuan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan atau Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), yang dicanangkan oleh PBB sebagai upaya berskala global untuk meningkatkan kualitas hidup miliaran orang di seluruh dunia, yang diharapkan dapat tercapai pada tahun 2030.

COVID-19 heightens water problems around the world

June 8, 2020

The Conversation

COVID-19 will unquestionably delay achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the latest global attempt to improve the quality of life of billions of people around the world by 2030. Increasing access to clean water and sanitation are among the 17 SDGs. During normal times, and even more during the present pandemic, access to clean water and proper sanitation is essential.

China and the fight against COVID-19: Lessons from Wuhan

May 21, 2020

Policy Forum

COVID-19’s origin has become a political issue, but this should not prevent governments from learning from China’s response to the crisis.

Time to learn from China’s good practices

May 19, 2020

China Daily

How and where the novel coronavirus originated has now become a highly debated political issue. But this should not preclude learning from the good practices of countries that are emerging from the global public health crisis.

Potable water reuse: The next megatrend?

May 11, 2020

Global Water Forum

Megatrends are reshaping the world as we know it. Urbanisation, demographic and social change, resource scarcity and pollution, climate change, mass migration, technological breakthroughs, globalisation, and shifts in global economic and political power are some of the forces that are impacting the lives of billions of people due to their ‘global reach, broad scope and fundamental and dramatic impact.

India can learn from China’s resolve to clean its urban air and help lead the world to a brighter future

May 4, 2020

South China Morning Post

While the world is focused on crisis mitigation, it is important not to lose sight of recurring challenges such as air pollution and environmental degradation. These issues influence society’s ability to adapt to unexpected public health threats such as Covid-19.

Government initiatives may dovetail with companies’ sustainability reporting

April 30, 2020

The Business Times

COVID-19 and its unintended environmental impacts have been discussed at length. While there have been immediate gains, such as lower greenhouse emissions and improved air quality in numerous cities, much more remains to be done to improve the state of the natural environment in the long term.

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