It is time for drastic and integrated action, and its critical to start planning for a post-COVID-19 world as soon as possible. It is necessary to envision how this current situation could lead to a more sustainable, fair, healthy, and resilient form of development going forward.
citizens who believe it is time for a more sustainable and equal society
that over the last few weeks, the weaknesses of this neoliberal growth machine have been painfully exposed.
The fact that COVID-19 has already had such a major economic impact is due, amongst other factors, to the globally dominant economic development model.
A further weakness of the current system is the link between economic development, the loss of biodiversity and important ecosystem functions, and the opportunity for diseases like COVID-19 to spread among humans.
We cannot deny the fact that this crisis hits some people harder than others.
And as we acknowledge those hardest hit by this particular crisis in the Netherlands and beyond, we can do justice to them by planning to make sure that a future crisis will be much less severe, cause much less anxiety or may not happen at all.
politicians, policy-makers and the general public to contribute to realizing this transition.