Covid-19

01 Nov Beyond Covid-19: laying the foundations for a net zero recovery

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2020
Authors: National Engineering Policy Centre (see report for working group members and contributors) In this briefing the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC) calls for an economic recovery that pivots the UK towards a net-zero future, rather than one that locks us into a high-carbon future. It offers five foundations, accompanied by actions that the government, engineering community and others could take, which will secure a low-carbon and resilient recovery.
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05 Oct Understanding COVID-19. Report of the COVID-19 Advisory Team at the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)
2020

A report delivered by a team of scientists, working under the supervision of Prof. Jerzy Duszyński, president of the Academy, presents the current state of knowledge about SARS-CoV-2 virus, COVID-19 disease and its medical, psychological, economic and social impacts. In an accessible manner, this document provides forecasts of the COVID-19 epidemic for the upcoming winter season and recommendations for citizens and institutions. The publication includes information about the course of the disease and treatment, phases of pandemic development and its implications for human health. The study provides verified information on prevention and presents current works on coronavirus vaccines. Among other topics covered are preparations for a winter COVID-19 peak, including the opening of educational institutions, and the risk of co-infection.

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01 Juil Supply chain challenges, lessons learned and opportunities

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2020
Authors: National Engineering Policy Centre An engineering perspective on supply chains offering an opportunity to consider wider systemic challenges alongside sector-specific challenges.
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01 Juin Stimulating R&D for a faster better recovery

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2020
Authors: Royal Academy of Engineering This paper sets out near-term interventions to ensure R&D in businesses of all sizes in the UK stays on track to deliver the government’s ambitions and support a better and faster recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
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01 Juin Covid 19: engineering a resilient future

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2020
Authors: National Engineering Policy Centre This paper summarises how engineers can transform their ideas into advice and action, minimising the risks and impact of COVID-19 for the UK, beyond the immediate crisis response, to secure a more resilient future.
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01 Jan Sustainable new start for Sweden

Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering (IVA)
2019
The corona crisis has had a serious impact on Sweden. The pandemic has forced a shift in political and economic focus to support the most vulnerable. To deal with the immediate effects of the crisis, major public financial investments have therefore been made, both in Sweden and in the rest of Europe. At the same time, the need to transition to a competitive and climate-neutral society remain. The challenge is to maintain the long-term investments needed for Sweden and Europe to achieve the climate targets set, while at the same time making efforts to bring Sweden and Europe out of the pandemic. IVA's Sustainable New Start for Sweden project aims to point out important measures to get the Swedish economy moving again - without losing focus on long-term sustainability goals. Here, IVA's nine recommended actions are presented. The recommendations are based on analyses and suggestions from other IVA projects. Among other things, IVA calls for active cooperation within the EU, for the shortcomings in Sweden's electricity supply to be addressed, for the electrification of transport and industry to be accelerated and for public research investments to increase. The report is available in Swedish.
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