Title: Bouncing back is not enough. Let’s bounce forward to infrastructure resilience

Author: Svitlana Orekhova & Guillermo Diaz-Fana

Language: English

Type: Blog/Article

Nature: Other PPP Reference

Published: October 22, 2020

Region: Global

Country: Global / Non-Specific

Topic: Covid-19 and PPPs, Climate-Smart

Keywords: Covid-19, Climate Smart, Climate change

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If you’ve watched Game of Thrones, you might find that the Night King and his White Walkers are an eerily precise allegory for climate change. It took almost too long for the belligerent seven kingdoms embroiled in the civil wars to realize the magnitude of the threat that the dwellers north of the Wall represented to humanity.

Similar to the disturbing reports of the Night’s Watch, the first 19th century reports about human emissions of greenhouse gases changing the climate yielded little public reaction. And just like the kings believed the White Walkers to be mythological, so did many governments around the world initially turn a blind eye to scientific research about climate change. More

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Updated: October 25, 2021