Post Pandemic Social and Enviormental Resolutions for Romania - New Challenges and Old Methods in the Race for Poverty End and Planetary Resurgence

Cristian Ianc
JEL codes: 
I14 - Health and Inequality, I18 - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health, P36 - Consumer Economics; Health; Education and Training; Welfare, Income, Wealth, and Poverty, Q54 - Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming.
The pandemic caused by the corona virus is the most serious crisis that humanity has ever witnessed in this century. For Romania, this crisis highlighted organizational problems, structural issues related to the government, problems of an aging and underperforming health system, but also a total blockage of social and environmental actions. All of this are reflected in the national economical situation. The paper aims to construct a post-pandemic perspective, where Romania needs to streamline its governmental functioning system, simplifying and digitalizing procedures for strengthening the risk-management sector and securing the foundations for further growth. The two perspectives analysed are: the social one - by highlighting poverty, healthcare, income inequalities and regional disparities and the environmental one by highlighting the priorities of reducing air and water pollution, protecting the forest fund and conserving the Danube Basin. These two prisms are analyzed through the filtering of national recovery plans, by examining government capacities, the resolutions adopted by state officials, the European 2030 Agenda and the global framework of Sustainable Development drawn by the United Nations.
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