HOST: The International Livestock Research Institute
COVID-19 forcefully illustrates the power zoonoses that have to disrupt our economies and public health systems. In recent years, One Health has emerged as a strong approach for preventing and addressing such global health crises, as well as playing an important role in mitigating climate change, biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation.
This session highlights why those advocating integrated landscape approaches should pay greater attention to the dynamics and interdependence of landscape, animal and human health. This promotes a situation where the whole (One Health) has a greater value than the sum of its parts (human, livestock, wildlife and landscape health), and is thus better placed to address the global challenges we face. If landscape policies and investments continue to be made without such a lens, they will miss opportunities to contribute to addressing the biggest health challenges of our time.