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Rebuilding cities post-pandemic

Rebuilding cities post-pandemic

Xuemei Bai and collaborators share their thoughts on how cities need to be rebuilt after the COVID-19 pandemic. Most major cities across the globe, the authors claim, need to strengthen their health-care systems, improve communications with citizens, ensure sourcing of food and services, fight for equality, and make nature a priority.

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#SciLit events

#SciLit events

Science Literacy Week showcases Canadian science and the culture it's embedded in. Several institutions —such as libraries, museums, science centres, schools and not-for-profits— come together to show that science is not only exciting but also critical to our every day life!

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The Andean Initiative

The Andean Initiative

We are happy to announce that the Andean Initiative kicks off this week! The Andean Initiative aims to support the well-being of vulnerable rural communities in the Andes of Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. You can follow them on Facebook to be part of their International Launch (July 22, 10:00 am EDT) and International Dialogue (July 23, 10:00 am EDT) events.

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Sustainable Development Goals: pandemic reset

Sustainable Development Goals: pandemic reset

In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which represent global objectives to improve both nature and people’s lives by the year 2030. According to Robin Naidoo and Brendan Fisher, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two-thirds of those goals are no longer achievable.

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COVID-19 confinement leads to temporary reduction in daily global carbon dioxide emissions

COVID-19 confinement leads to temporary reduction in daily global carbon dioxide emissions

New research published in Nature Climate Change suggests that daily global CO2 emissions have dropped by 17% by early April 2020, compared to the average emissions in 2019. It is still early to say what the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on 2020 annual emissions will be, but a reduction between 4% and 7% is expected.  

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Diverse perspectives on interdisciplinarity

Diverse perspectives on interdisciplinarity

A team of 57 members from the Canadian College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada (the College), who are engaged and interested in diverse interdisciplinary endeavours, provided their perspectives on the intellectual, cultural, and social perspectives of interdisciplinarity.

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