A One Health approach for environmental, animal and human health

14 Nov 2020

HOST: The International Livestock Research Institute

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the power zoonoses have to disrupt our economies, public health and food systems. One Health has emerged as an approach for addressing current inadequacies in responses to such global health crises, as well as playing an important role in addressing and mitigating climate change and biodiversity loss. An important component of One Health is the environment, and as part of this, healthy landscapes and ecosystems.

This panel will highlight why those advocating a landscape approach should pay greater attention to landscape health and its relationship with animal (livestock and wildlife) and human health. This promotes a situation where the whole (One Health) has greater value than the sum of its parts (human, livestock, environment/landscape health), and thus is 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 challenge of our time.

  • The International Livestock Research Institute

  • Doreen Robinson

    Chief for Wildlife, UN Environment Programme

  • Fiona Flintan

    Governance Scientist and Technical Coordinator, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

  • Bernard Bett

    Senior Scientist, Animal and Human Health , International Livestock Research Institute

  • Enkh-Amgalan Tseelei

    National Coordinator, Rangeland Ecosystem Management Project "Green Gold" of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Mongolia

  • Dennis Carroll

    Chair of the Leadership Board, Global Virome Project

  • Fernanda Thomas da Rocha

    Senior Regional Technical Specialist, Rural Institutions for the Latin America and the Caribbean region, IFAD

  • Martina Fleckenstein

    Global Policy Manager, Food Practice, WWF

  • Phuc Pham-Duc

    Vice Deputy Director of the Center for Public Health and Ecosystem Research (CENPHER) Coordinator of the Vietnam One Health University Network (VOHUN)

  • John Colmey

    Managing Director, GLF

  • Michael Victor

    Head, Communications and Knowledge Management, International Livestock Research Institute