Dozens of youth-led advocacy groups from around the world have published an open letter urging the European Union, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Switzerland to immediately end their opposition to a proposed patent waiver for coronavirus vaccines.
The world is spending at least $1.8tn every year on subsidies driving the annihilation of wildlife and a rise in global heating, according to a new study, prompting warnings that humanity is financing its own extinction.
Despite urgent calls to ensure the equal distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, pharmaceutical companies tragically failed to rise to the challenge of a once-in-a-century global health and human rights crisis.
Until we can ensure equal availability of vaccines worldwide, the coronavirus will remain in charge. Critical health technologies must be considered part of a global commons, write Mariana Mazzucato and Jayati Ghosh.
With continuing hypocrisy and obstructionism by governments of major countries at global climate talks, humanity’s best hope lies in the social movements of the most marginalized, writes Basav Sen for FPIF.
A new report from the United Nations highlights divergent economic recoveries between nations and throws fresh urgency behind warnings that richer nations are not doing enough to help poorer countries from falling further behind as the world recovers from COVID-19 disruptions.