We have learned during this pandemic that some things we thought were essential really are not. Aviation – at least the type of mass tourism driven aviation that we had all become accustomed or even addicted to – is one of those things.
A post-Covid strategy for economic policy is already in formation. The Government is reviewing the 2040 National Development Plan (NDP) and a revised version is due mid-year. The NDP, released early in 2018, is the framework for public capital investment out to 2040.
An area the size of Israel was deforested in the Amazon biome last year as destruction surged 21% in the region spanning nine countries that is home to the world's largest rainforest, according to the Amazon Conservation organization.
Converting large areas of land for farming to boost food supplies increases planet-heating emissions and places a greater burden on poorer nations already bearing the brunt of climate change, researchers warned on Tuesday.
Sooner or later, every minister for the Office of Public Works (OPW) has to pull on their wellingtons and wade through water to commiserate with householders, farmers and business owners who have fallen victim to the latest flood.
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