Jakarta ● Thu, January 27 2022
On a recent stopover in Indonesia, Mari Pangestu, managing director of the World Bank, shared some hard facts facing the world. The pandemic had a two-track impact last year: Developed countries achieved pre-pandemic growth rates in 2021, while most developing nations did not. Around 100 million people live in extreme poverty today, while a shocking disparity in vaccination rates persists, as well as major impacts on human capital — from the lack of effective access to online education and health services.
The emerging variant is causing further uncertainty, prolonging the economic impact of the pandemic and possibly affecting overall global growth for years to come. While business-as-usual is no longer a choice when addressing climate and sustainability, the world also needs to ready itself for future pandemics.
Taking charge of the Group of 20 presidency this month, Indonesia has the chance to be a leading light on the world stage when it comes to the vital and interlocking issues of climate, health, nutrition, rural development, forests, nature and land use. All these issues revolve around the choices made by Indonesia and the world as to how food is produced, processed, distributed and consumed.
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