One World One Health: setting the scene and the mood – GLF Biodiversity Plenary

06 Nov 2020

Around the world, ecosystems and biodiversity are in freefall. Never before has there been greater need for a global paradigm shift in the way we manage and consume the Earth’s resources. In this opening plenary, keynote speakers kick off the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference with a call for the One Health approach, spotlighting the pivotal role that biodiversity plays in maintaining human and planetary health, while drawing on learnings from the current COVID-19 pandemic to set the scene for a healthier, more resilient future.

  • Global Landscapes Forum


  • Ashok Sridharan

    Mayor of Bonn, President of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

  • Jay Griffiths

    Award winning author, Advocate of nature

  • Elizabeth Mrema

    Executive Secretary , UN Convention on Biological Diversity

  • Shahid Naeem

    E3B Professor, Chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Colombia University

  • Laura H. Kahn

    Physician and Research Scholar, Program on Science and Global Security at the Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs

  • Yolanda Kakabadse Navarro

    Former Minister of Environment for Ecuador


  • Camille Rivera

    Marine conservationist and community manager

  • Tony Simons

    Director General, World Agroforestry (ICRAF) , Executive Director, CIFOR-ICRAF