The Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute is at the forefront of COVID-19 medical research, working to better understand the coronavirus, how to stop it, inform our response to it, and investigate co-morbidities and complications.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown where the cracks lie in the inter-related levels of global, national and local governance. Good governance is crucial in responding to a crisis, but it’s also a precious commodity.
Over the past four decades, governments have sought to prune the welfare state and shift responsibility for services and care onto individuals and families. The pursuit of neoliberal policies has served to undermine civil society and the social bonds upon which this is founded.
As digital infrastructure collects information at a rate that has enabled the growth of institutions on a scale unprecedented in human history, AI is the technology needed to keep up with the magnitude of the society we’re building.
The COVID-19 crisis and the climate and biodiversity crises are deeply connected. Each arises from our seeming unwillingness to respect the interdependence between ourselves, other animal species and the natural world more generally.
The vast majority of new infectious diseases in people - including COVID-19 - come from animals. They arise from our unwillingness to respect the interdependence between ourselves, other animal species and the natural world more generally.
ClimateWorks Australia, which works within the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, has released a report that argues there’s a golden opportunity to cut carbon emissions across the entire economy.