Emerging Zoonotic Diseases and Planetary Health: Stopping the Next Pandemic Before It Starts

Emerging Zoonotic Diseases and Planetary Health: Stopping the Next Pandemic Before It Starts

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The human and economic toll of COVID-19 has shocked the world into an awareness of the dangers and implications of zoonotic diseases—defined as diseases that transfer from animals to humans, sometimes with devastating consequences. Unprecedented environmental pressures including biodiversity and ecosystem loss, wildlife consumption and trafficking, climate change, and intensive land development and farming techniques have put human populations closer than ever to wild and domestic animals, providing new opportunities for disease spillover to occur.

To respond to the immediacy of COVID-19, and prevent future global pandemics, a new systems-based approach is needed—one that incorporates equity, sustainable development, environmental protection, food nutrition and security, and public health. In this webinar, experts across sectors identify ways to ensure truly sustainable planetary and public health.

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Melissa Stevens, Executive Director, Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy

Panel Experts and Speakers

Simone Friedman, Head of Philanthropy and Impact Investment, EJF Philanthropies

Eric Goode, Conservationist; Director, "Tiger King"

Mark Smolinski, President, Ending Pandemics

Gunhild A. Stordalen, Founder and Executive Chair, EAT

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Published August 31, 2020