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What are 3 ideas your country could take to build a 💚greener💚 future? If you are between 18-35 years old, submit your ideas with a video or photo by August 19th!
📈 Emerging market & developing economies are forecast to expand 6% this year, supported by higher demand and elevated commodity prices. However, the recovery is being held back by a resurgence of COVID-19 cases + lagging vaccination progress. Learn more:
🚢 Global maritime transport plays a crucial role in both facilitating trade and fostering economic development at an international scale. What are the opportunities for development created by zero-carbon bunker fuel production? #ZeroCarbonShipping
🏔️ #MeltingGlaciers and loss of seasonal snow pose significant risks not just to the people who live at their foot but to the stability of water resources. How can we tackle this issue? Watch this discussion about protecting the Himalayan glaciers:
Recovery from COVID-19 will be an opportunity for countries to build resilience, improve inclusion and ensure #EconomicGrowth . Watch these in-depth interviews about ideas and actions that will help countries as they look beyond the pandemic.
😱 Nearly 37% of students in low- and middle-income countries are taught in a language they do not understand. Massive learning improvements are feasible by teaching in a small number of additional languages. Learn more: #LanguageOfLearning
One globally recognized trend during the pandemic that has appeared as a silver lining of sorts is the accelerated adoption of #DigitalTechnologies , by people, by firms, and in many cases also by governments. Check out the case of Indonesia.
This pandemic will not end until everyone has access to vaccines. That's why we are supporting #Vaccines4All .
If girls are not educated, countries can lose between $15 trillion & $30 trillion in lifetime productivity and earnings. This cost is too high to ignore: