Cascading crises: Covid, conflict, and climate change

Posted on 02 August 2022

According to a recent UN report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), cascading and interlinked crises are putting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in grave danger, along with ‘humanity’s very own survival’. The Report highlights the severity and magnitude of the challenges before us. The confluence of crises, dominated by Covid, climate change, and conflicts, are creating spin-off impacts on food and nutrition, health, education, the environment, and peace and security, and affecting all the SDGs.
In CID’s most recent podcast episode – interim Director of CID, Paul Brown, spoke with Rachael Waugh, Save the Children NZ’s International Programmes Director, and Ronesh Prasad, Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF Pacific, about the report. They discussed their work, how people, particularly children, are impacted by these cascading crises, and how, with such a dire outlook, we can retain some optimism.