Coronavirus Impact: Key Takeaways for the World

Photo courtesy: Pexels By Tikender Panwar, Former Deputy Mayor of Shimla, India “Either we all are safe or none of us is.” This sentence in an article in the print media is apt in the context of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic that has spread to 177 countries and regions, has infected over 700,000 people, and 

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Fire truck at the Bonn fire department

How COVID-19 is affecting the work of local government sustainability officers

Nontsundu Ndonga in uMhlathuze, South Africa, is now requiring all applications to the planning department to be completed online to eliminate the need for in-person consultations. Chris Castro in Orlando, Florida, USA, has had to postpone all of the city’s in-person Earth Day activities. Lotte Suveri, in Turku, Finland, has put all their social media 

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Advocacy and ICLEI events affected by COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many in-person events relating to local and regional governments and sustainability have been cancelled, postponed or in some way impacted. ICLEI is compiling a list of events affected by the pandemic that are relevant to our network. This list will be updated regularly based on the latest information available. All 

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