The long-term effects of COVID-19: Poverty alleviation in global cooperation on health and nature issues

FNI Policy Brief 8/2022. Lysaker, Fridtjof Nansens Institutt, oktober 2022, 6 s.

The COVID-19-pandemic has spurred attention to interlinkages between health and nature.

Zoonoses are infectious diseases that can jump from animals to humans.

The pandemic highlights the double need to conserve biodiversity: i) for bioprospecting pharmaceuticals, ii) for reducing contact with zoonoses.

The ‘One Health’ approach combines human, animal, and ecosystem health – issues that are otherwise dealt with in isolation (‘silos’).

China is playing an increasingly central role, including in global health and environmental arenas.

In the wake of COVID-19, growing poverty and inequity challenge the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).