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The Spanish government's Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan aims to transform the Spanish economy by taking advantage of Next Generation EU grants and its Recovery and Resilience Facility, valued at about EUR 140 billion — just over half of which will be allocated through grants and the remainder via loans.
The transition to a greenhouse-gas-neutral economy is a necessity because of the physical risks involved in maintaining current policies, a challenge because of the rapid and substantial reduction needed, and also an opportunity to achieve long-term sustainable development.
The study analyzes the most relevant Contact-Free trends that have been reconfiguring our lives, that during the period of confinement and physical distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated, and that will probably retain a strong dynamism in the coming years.
The global economic scenario is defined by low growth, inflation & interest rates below what central banks would like, and a global pandemic. All of this has a lot to do with action against climate change.
September 4, 2020
Financial vulnerability of households facing COVID-19 pandemia: A global perspective
Lockdowns due to COVID-19 and the subsequent crisis have caused many individuals to stop working or substantially reduce their work hours, with the corresponding decrease or loss of the main source of income. The analysis of the financial vulnerability of households becomes especially important.
Sustainability is not a normative objective, related with values, apart from making efficient use of scarce resources. On the contrary, it is a positive imperative: evidence is building up that temperatures are rising rapidly, and there is mounting concern over the negative consequences of non-inclusive growth.
As climate change and sustainability become more important measures of risks to assets and investment opportunities, the question of which U.S. cities are best positioned to lead in sustainable development needs to be addressed.
A recent European Commission report highlights the relevance of research and innovation policies are playing to lead two of the largest challenges that we are embarking upon globally: (social, environmental and economic) sustainability and digitization.