50 years of bold predictions about remote work: it isn’t all about technology

50 years of bold predictions about remote work: it isn’t all about technology

April 08, 2020

It is now infinitely easier, cheaper and faster to do what the 19th century could not do: move information, and with it office work, to where the people are. The tools to do so are already here: the telephone, two-way video, electronic mail, the fax machine, the personal computer, the modem, and so on.

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How our responses to climate change and the coronavirus are linked

How our responses to climate change and the coronavirus are linked

April 02, 2020

A first lesson we are drawing from the COVID-19 pandemic and how it relates to climate change is that well-resourced, equitable health systems with a strong and supported health workforce are essential to protect us from health security threats, including climate change.

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‘We’re the virus’: The pandemic is bringing out environmentalism’s dark side

‘We’re the virus’: The pandemic is bringing out environmentalism’s dark side

March 30, 2020

“Coronavirus is Earth’s vaccine. We’re the virus.”

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Our post-coronavirus world will be built on what we say and do now

Our post-coronavirus world will be built on what we say and do now

March 30, 2020

We are facing a crisis of historic proportions. But if what we are going through can indeed be called a war, it is certainly not a typical one. After all, today’s enemy is shared by all of humankind, and the mobilization of state resources must go hand in hand with the demobilization of most of the population.

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Singapore Advances Towards Solar and Clean Energy Goals

Singapore Advances Towards Solar and Clean Energy Goals

March 27, 2020

As an Asian megacity, Singapore will always be space-constrained, which then requires some ‘out of the box thinking’ when it comes to solar PV deployment. As a result, Singapore’s government invested in what’s said to be the world’s largest test-bed for floating solar energy technology and systems in order to assess the benefits and learn how to best scale-up this new technology option.

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Maximising Land Space & Resources for a more Self-Sustaining Singapore

Maximising Land Space & Resources for a more Self-Sustaining Singapore

March 27, 2020

Why buy vegetables that may not be fresh if we can grow it in our own backyard?

But wait, there’s more. The system is also energy efficient and recycles used water to prevent mosquito breeding.

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Urban Farms in Tiny Singapore - The push for self-sustenance

Urban Farms in Tiny Singapore - The push for self-sustenance

March 27, 2020

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9 Urban Farms In Singapore For Locally Grown Vegetables Of High Quality

9 Urban Farms In Singapore For Locally Grown Vegetables Of High Quality

March 27, 2020

You might not think of Singapore as suitable for farming at all, but there are actually quite a number of urban farms scattered across our concrete jungle. Many of these places grow pesticide-free and organic veggies, and some even give tours and workshops so you can learn how their produce is grown.

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The Special Economic Impact of Pandemics

The Special Economic Impact of Pandemics

March 26, 2020

While the economic impact of a pandemic may not be long-lasting if the underlying cause is contained quickly, it can be powerful enough to shutter some businesses and lead to sharp spikes in unemployment. The biggest pandemic in modern history was the Spanish Flu of 1918-1919, during which many service-based businesses suffered double-digit losses.

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IMF sees coronavirus pandemic causing global recession in 2020, recovery in 2021.

IMF sees coronavirus pandemic causing global recession in 2020, recovery in 2021.

March 26, 2020

Georgieva said the IMF would massively step up emergency finance, noting that 80 countries have already requested help and that the IMF stood ready to deploy all of its US$1 trillion (S$1.45 trillion) in lending capacity.

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CVOID-19 Challenges and Response : The view from Latin America and the Caribbean

CVOID-19 Challenges and Response : The view from Latin America and the Caribbean

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 challenges our health systems capacity to respond to an extraordinary number of patients needing similar services. It comes on top of a dengue outbreak in several countries with already burdened hospital capacity. Not only are hospitals overwhelmed, but so are other areas of care or support, such as the availability of medical supplies and an exhausted workforce.

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Can technology help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on education systems in Europe and Central Asia?

Can technology help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on education systems in Europe and Central Asia?

March 26, 2020

A time of crisis is also an opportunity for all education systems to look into the future, adjust to possible threats, and build their capacity. We believe that the Europe and Central Asia region has enormous potential for this to happen, regardless of COVID-19.

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