The following are lessons that we learned from the planetary crises of the year 2020.
Dysfunctional Food System Cause Diseases
Zoonotic diseases constitute 70% of the contagious diseases over the past 30 years. Radical altering of natural resources, such as deforestation, for agricultural requirements, creates an environment for zoonotic diseases.
Those who are severely marginalized feel the worst impact of these diseases, and ensuring that they can co-create the suitable solutions presented to them is necessary.
Absence Of Miraculous Solutions
Notable countries recently decided to lessen their duties of protecting their environments amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. The absence of calculative responses to the pandemic and climate crises of today diminishes the hope of tackling the smaller but more persistent problems.
The solutions presented by most countries aren’t enough to remedy the challenges of today and their consequences.
Worldwide Coordination Is Essential And Achievable
The COVID-19 outbreak unveiled that we are capable of immediate global response when necessary. Leaders should focus on implementing solutions suitable for their countries, and global governance should be strengthened to learn and create better solutions for future crises.
Our Information Is Enough
The world is facing many predicaments, and some of them are unavoidable. Numerous species are on the brink of extinction, the pandemic, and the abuse of our natural resources, are some of these problems. With everything that we know and the technology that we have, we now have plenty of opportunities to resolve and remedy these problems. All we have to do is to act.