IPBES Workshop on Biodiversity and Pandemics

IPBES Workshop on Biodiversity and Pandemics

Author(s): Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Publication Date: 2020


Pandemics represent an existential threat to the health and welfare of people across our planet. The scientific evidence reviewed in this report demonstrates that pandemics are becoming more frequent, driven by a continued rise in the underlying emerging disease events that spark them. Without preventative strategies, pandemics will emerge more often, spread more rapidly, kill more people, and affect the global economy with a more devastating impact than ever before.

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