Preventing the Next Pandemic: Urgency for Planetary Health Approach

Human health is intrinsically linked to the health of the planet. The emergence of COVID-19 represents the inevitable outcome of human intrusion into natural systems. Rooted in wildlife trade and degradation of wildlife habitats, as well as deforestation and climate change, without a reversal in the current overexploitation of natural resources, the next pandemic is inevitable. We invite you to join us for a session that will explore the interdependencies between the health of the planet and the health of humans.


Jonathan Patz

Jonathan Patz, professor and John P. Holton Chair in Health and the Environment; director, Global Health Institute, UW-Madison