Analysis in English on World about Climate Change and Environment and Health; published on 7 Feb 2023 by UNEP.
To reduce superbugs, world must cut down pollution
- Up to 10 million deaths could occur annually by 2050 due to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), on par with the 2020 rate of global deaths from cancer
- Pollution in key sectors of the economy contributes to the development, transmission and spread AMR
- AMR’s economic toll could result in a GDP drop of at least USD 3.4 trillion annually by 2030, pushing 24 million more people into extreme poverty
“... AMR requires a One Health response that recognises that the health of people, animals, plants, and the environment are closely linked and interdependent. Prevention is at the core of the action needed to halt the emergence of AMR and environment is a key part of the solution. Comprehensive and coordinated strengthening of environmental action in the One Health response to AMR will reduce the risk and burden of AMR on humans and nature, as well as help address the triple planetary crisis.”