IPBES workshop on biodiversity and pandemics
This workshop, held virtually on 27-31 July 2020, provided an opportunity to review the scientific evidence on the origin, emergence and impact of COVID-19 and other pandemics, as well as on options for controlling and preventing pandemics, with the goal to provide immediate information, as well as enhance the information IPBES can provide to its users and stakeholders in its ongoing and future assessments.
This workshop report supports IPBES Plenary-approved activities, and is considered supporting material to authors in the preparation of ongoing or future IPBES assessments, and, in particular, in the preparation of the scoping report for a future thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health.
Source: IPBES (2020) Workshop Report on Biodiversity and Pandemics of the Intergovernmental Plattform on Biodiversity adn Ecosystem Services. IPBES secretariat, Bonn, Germany.