Humanity must take this chance to find a new 'normal' – and safeguard our planet

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A joint op-ed by Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Ibrahim Thiaw and Patricia Espinosa Cantellano published in The Guardian on 22 May 2020

There is a lot of talk about getting back to normal after the COVID-19 crisis is over. And yet normal – business as usual – is what has made our planet and our societies vulnerable to crises in the first place. A sound future can be built on a social contract for nature that will lead to a new normal that puts us in harmony with the environment, one that minimizes the outbreak of zoonotic epidemics, revives a profitable economy and ensures that ecosystem services are available for everyone. Read more...