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THEEFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS By Oladosu Adenike Coronavirus known as COVID-19 is one of the greatest public health threats of the twenty first (21st century) century turning our world upside down: countries, societies, families and individuals are affected in so many ways. This deadly virus has wrecked havoc on two sectors of our public life: health and wealth. Our world is dealing with a crisis of monumental proportions. The novel coronavirus is wrecking havoc across the globe, affecting lives and likelihoods with the increasing cases of mortality worldwide: bringing about the negative impacts on the global economy and sustainable development. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that our world has entered into a recession while the full economic impact of the crisis is difficult to predict at an estimate of US $2trillion. Furthermore, the virus has fundamentally exposed the weakness in our global system especially the economy. Invariably, the crisi…
SOSOLVING CLIMATE CHANGE NEEDS A GREEN DEMOCRACY

Democracy as a concept is self-liberating for generation of humanity. It has given humans distinguished personal freedom enshrined in its magna carta--freedom of religion and political rights established in her rights to vote and be voted for. Democracy in its best form gives all human to human freedom: religion, political, economic and social rights. Over the years, democracy has been used to fight against religious extremism, racism, communism and other violations of human rights. This is because it all involves human beings. The modern concept of democracy has always involves ‘humans’ or simply ‘the people’.  Hence, we need a modern concept of democracy that can fight environmental crises called the green democracy. For some time now I have been advocating for a green democracy because it is a necessary requirement for a green recovery in order to sustain the success recorded. In Africa where I am from, especially West Africa, Climate …
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Climate Change and Violence Against Women Rights: A Call for an Ecofeminist Approach By Oladosu Adenike The world is witnessing environment instability leading to violence against women’s rights. Everyone is affected by climate change regardless of where you are, sex or age difference. In terms of proportionality, women are hardest hit. Climate change comes in different dimensions; drought, flooding, control of resource, conflict and natural disaster to women’s right issues. Thus, everyone has a share in every environmental instability but women will always have a place at the center of it: directly or indirectly. As environment instability affect national security so does it affect the security of women. In various conflict zones--problems arising from environmental crises put women at the center of the crises. Women and girls are sexually abused, forced into marriages against their will, sold as slave or kidnapped for ransom. Evidence can be drawn in the various hotspot regions in th…
THE NEW NORMAL: A ROAD MAP FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS POST COVID-19 By Oladosu Adenike The world is full of crises and in the quest of finding solutions to it crises involves the use of sustainable development goals. As numerous sustainable development goals are so it is interlinked and intersectional: a solution for one is a solution for all. As we aim to achieve one out of the 17 goals, it influences the rest. This is an agenda that runs to 2020 and the blue print in strengthening every action. We take. Now the coronavirus pandemic is creating a major setback with the matter arising “how do we meet up with the finding of action needed? Sustainable Development Goals includes all the crises that the world is faced with and at the same time there are solutions for every goal; but how do we get there soon? We don’t have time to waste currently, all efforts geared towards saving the lives and likelihoods of many as we look at ways of tackling the formal crises through the Green Reco…
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What we do to keep the Planet Safe: Climate Story By Oladosu Adenike
The world was created with everything needed within it. Yet, mankind remain the biggest threat to its destruction. My name is Oladosu Adenike from Nigeria; an ecofeminist, climate justice activist and agricultural economist. Being an activist in these portfolio has not been smooth neither pleasurable. At some point, it looks frustrating because our demands for climate justice seems to be the hardest action that needs everyone to make a move forward creating a better place; invariably just have to start from somewhere to make the movement inclusive. It might look like a distance goal to get everyone involved in climate action despite the countless number of actions that are being taken currently and many decades ago. We are not going to be silenced because we are unstoppable. Everyone is born to be an activist in his or her own capacity but the ability to manifest it is one thing everyone needs to deal with. It doesn’t…
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Green Economy: Saving the Mother Earth By Oladosu Adenike (oladosuadenike32@gmail.com)
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THE GREEN RECOVERY PATHWAY FROM COVID-19 BY OLADOSU ADENIKE
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The current global pandemic called coronavirus raging the health system has been a shock to global economies. According to IMF, “COVID-19 has raffled the investors, wiped out about N17 trillion from stock markets worldwide and led to millions of people losing their jobs as countries impose lockdowns”. This is another great recession as seen in 1930s that we are heading to depending on how lengthy this pandemic is. In the statement from IMP, about 100 countries needs bailout. This shows that, we need to diversify our economy as most of the countries that need bailout are fossil fuel depending on economy and low income countries. Since we are in a total lockdown, it has crippled the economy of many countries; coronavirus like climate change is defining issue of sectors that define the economic outlook. This pandemic is creating another chance to think a green recovery pathway. Ar…