New figures this week from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation found that 13.4m people, or one in five of the population, were left in poverty during the first year of the pandemic over 2020 to 2021.
There is no shortage of money - only a shortage of political will to create a fairer world where prosperity is better shared, writes Gabriela Bucher.
Unless austerity is reversed, people in developing countries will lose social protections and public services just when they are most needed. And it doesn't have to be this way, write Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins for Project Syndicate.
A lack of financial resources was a major sticking point at the talks, as well as vague commitments on reducing consumption and production. Report by Catherine Early for The Ecologist.