A One Health approach for environmental, animal and human health

14 Nov 2020

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.

Publisher: GLF

Language: English

Year: 2020

Keyword(s): biodiversity, climate change, food system, global development, landscape approach, livestock, One Health, pandemics, public health, restoration, wildlife

Location(s): Global

  • 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 International

  • 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