1. UN Environment calls for a 'one health strategy' to prevent the next pandemic

In a new report, Preventing the Next Pandemic: Zoonotic Diseases and How to Break the Chain of Transmission, the UN Environment Programme calls for a “one health strategy” to rebalance the needs of people, the planet and animals.

UNEP’s One Health initiative makes a series of recommendations that can be taken to prevent future outbreaks, including:

Conducting more research into zoonotic diseases; carrying out cost-benefit analyses of interventions that include the societal impacts of disease; raising awareness of zoonotic diseases; improving monitoring and regulation practices; and incentivizing sustainable land management practices that promote biodiversity.