Carr, Geneviève M. and James P. Neary. 2008. Water Quality for Ecosystem and Human Health
(UNEP - Global Environment Monitoring System / Water Programme).
Chivian, Eric, and Aaron Bernstein, 2010. How Our Health Depends on Biodiversity.
Centre for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. (Summary of award-winning Oxford University Press book, Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity
, co-sponsored by the U.N. (CBD Secretariat, UNEP, and UNDP) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)).
Grekin, Jacqueline and Jo Mulongoy (eds). 2011. Contribution of Ecosystem Restoration to the Objectives of the CBD and a Healthy Planet for All People
(Abstracts of posters presented at the 15th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice of the CBD, 7-11 November 2011).
Food and Agriculture Organization, Sustainable Diets and Biodiversity: Directions and solutions for policy, research and action
Langlois, Etienne V., Kathryn Campbell, Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard, William B. Karesh and Peter Daszak. 2012. Towards a better integration of global health and biodiversity in the new sustainable development goals beyond Rio + 20
. EcoHealth Online
Machalaba, Catherine, William B. Karesh and Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard. 2012. Integrating health concerns into biodiversity planning
. Square Brackets
7, page 17.
Patz, Jonathan, Carlos Corvalán, Pierre Horwitz, Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Nick Watts, Marina Maiero, Sarah Olson, Jennifer Hales, Clark Miller, Kathryn Campbell, Cristina Romanelli, David Cooper. 2012. Our Planet, Our Health, Our Future: Human Health and the Rio Conventions
. World Health Organization. 64 pp.
Unnikrishnan P.M. and M.S. Suneetha, 2012. Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge and Community Health: Strengthening Linkages
, United Nations University - Institute for Advanced Studies, 82 pp.
For more information, please consult our fact sheets:
Health and Biodiversity
Relevant Websites and Other Ressources
Biodiversity and Community Health Initiative
(BaCH). Partnership launched at the CBD eleventh Conference of the Parties in October 2012 to develop and mainstream biodiversity and community health approaches.
Biodiversity and Human Health
, Harvard School of Public Health, Centre for Health and the Global Environment.
COHAB Initiative COP 10 Series of Policy Briefs. 2010.
Cities and Biodiversity Outlook - Unprecedented Opportunities Lie Ahead in Greening Urban Expansion
The importance of biodiversity to human health.
Human health and global ecosystem change.
Health effects of climate change impacts on biodiversity.
Linking health and biodiversity in policy and practice.
Blog by Dr. Thomas Elmqvist, of Stockholm University and the Stockholm Resilience Center, on the CBD assessment entitled "Cities and Biodiversity Outlook 1."
- Blogs by medical professionals concerning the relationship between health and the environment on the David Suzuki Foundation website.
"Traditional and Wild" Toolbox
- New toolkit on the sustainable harvesting and trade of wild plant resources, developed by TRAFFIC and WWF-Hungary.
Last updated in August 2014