The question the world is asking.

What is really happening on the ground in Brazil, right now, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic?

Today I speak with Claudio Fernandes, a Brazilian Economist and Policy Advisor who has participated in a number of UN negotiations and who has been part of working groups to develop strategies for the G20, and is the co-founder and member of the Brazilian working group for the 2030 Agenda implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

We cover a lot in this episode.

And we ask a lot of big questions.

What is the reality for this country that has not faced such a traumatic or complex crisis as the one it is facing right now?

We talk about what is happening around the world in relation to vaccines. And what the situation looks like for developing countries.

Claudio brings to life how Brazil is in relation to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and reaching the Agenda in 2030.

He reminds us that the SDGs are anchored in three pillars: Environment, Social and Economics. And explains that one thing cannot bypass the other. And then talks about what happens when they do.

And we discuss ESGs where Claudio provides some fascinating insights from his point of view.

This isn’t a lighthearted episode. There is a lot happening over here at the moment. But there are answers. And solutions. And Claudio outlines them here, leaving you all with lots to think about.

As many of you know, Brazil is my home. I’ve been here for over 15 years now, and it’s the country where my girls were born. The country holds a really special place in all of our hearts.

It’s a difficult moment. Let’s hope the country pulls through this current crisis.

So do grab that favourite beverage, or throw on those running shoes, and have a listen.

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You can find the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Spotlight Report for Brazil here in English. And you can find out more about Gestos here.

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