Humanity's broken relationship with nature comes with a cost. That cost has revealed itself in terrible ways. Loss of lives, loss of jobs, and a shock to our global economy.
This pandemic joins a long list of emerging diseases that will continue to undermine global stability unless we fix our relationship with nature.
Together we can ensure the response to this global emergency makes our planet and our communities stronger.
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Pressures on nature increase the risk of pandemics such as #COVID19. We must redefine our relationship with nature to protect people & planet. Leaders must take action in response to this crisis
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Increasing pressures on nature from wildlife exploitation and our unsustainable food systems increase the likelihood of future pandemics. We do not know where the next new disease will emerge or how many people it will affect, but the risk of a new zoonotic disease emerging in the future is higher than ever. This is the result of years of failed policies and political inaction.
Now is the time for urgent action to build a safer future for people and the planet.
We need to challenge governments to align the global response to this crisis and build back better by:
Protecting people from threats posed by zoonotic diseases requires us to protect the wellbeing of our planet. We must secure a New Deal for Nature and People that sets nature on the path to recovery by 2030 and safeguards human health and livelihoods in the long-term.
In this new advocacy report WWF identified the key drivers which will cause future zoonotic disease outbreaks and is calling for urgent global action to address them.
The world must embrace a recovery that involves sustainable farming and clean energy. Anything else is a false economy (continue to theguardian.com)
More than 100 scientists and conservation leaders are calling on governments to address high-risk wildlife trade to curb the chance of another outbreak.