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Dine and dash? Global COVID recovery investment is not aligned with COP rhetoric

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The FINANCIAL — Fiscal Policy Network are calling on governments to back their green recovery rhetoric with financial commitments. The Global Recovery Observatory’s updated analysis finds only 21% of recovery spending by advanced economies – and a mere 3% of total COVID-related spending – is classified as green.…

Increased infectiousness of coronavirus variants explained

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The FINANCIAL — Researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Dundee have made a discovery that helps explain why variations in the virus causes COVID-19 to spread so rapidly.…

Latin America and Caribbean ‘failing to invest in sustainable post-COVID-19 recovery’

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The FINANCIAL — Environmentally sustainable post-COVID-19 spending in Latin America and the Caribbean lags behind the rest of the world, according to a new platform co-developed by the University of Oxford that showcases real-time data from 33 countries.…

G7: Last Chance to Board the Green Pandemic Recovery Ship Before it Sails

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The FINANCIAL -- Climate pledges at this week’s G7 meeting of the world’s major economies in Cornwall represent positive action, according to top environmental researchers at the University of Oxford. But, in response to the summit agenda, the climate experts call for strong leadership from the leading economies and insist the world needs to stop…

DHL Global Connectedness Index 2020 Signals Recovery of Globalization from COVID-19 Setback

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The FINANCIAL -- Global trade has rebounded strongly, sustaining economies around the world ‘Digital globalization’ raced ahead as people flows plummeted. Country ranking led by The Netherlands, Singapore, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates and IrelandDHL Initiative on Globalization inaugurated at New York University’s Stern School of Business.…