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Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, a State of Knowledge Review

The advanced draft of Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, a State of Knowledge Review was made available for the CBD twelfth Conference of the Parties held in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea from 6-17 October, 2014. 

The soon-to-be released state of knowledge review on biodiversity and human health, entitled Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, will be the new flagship publication under the CBD joint work programme on biodiversity and human health with the World Health Organization (WHO) and numerous other partners. This volume is being prepared by the CBD under the guidance of the Bureau of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) in collaboration with the WHO, Bioversity International, COHAB Initiative, DIVERSITAS, Ecohealth Alliance, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR), United Nations University-Institute for Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), UNU-International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), Wildlife Conservation Society Health and Ecosystems Analysis of Linkages (WCS-HEAL) and many other partners and experts.

It will be an important source of information for ongoing work of the joint work programme as well as the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, and ongoing discussions on the sustainable development goals and post-2015 Development Agenda.

The draft chapters of thematic areas included in the State of Knowledge Review, which provide the scientific underpinnings for the volume, were made available for peer review from 18 August until 15 September, 2014. To mamixize the opportunity for review of these chapters the peer-review deadline was extended to 24 September, 2014. The final consultation for the State of Knowledge Review took place at the IUCN World Parks Congress held in Sydney, Australia in November 2014.

The official notification launching the peer review process for the thematic chapters is available here.
To facilitate this process, Reviewer Guidelines and a Peer Review template were made available on this official website.

Given the volume of reviewer comments received, and the need to fully and accurately incorporate these in the final draft of the volume, for the purposes of the twelfth Conference of the Parties it is the advanced draft of all chapters that is being made available, for subsequent finalization.

These advanced drafts will be finalized over the coming weeks to reflect the full range of reviewer submissions received. A final draft will be made available for pre-release prior to the launch of the forthcoming flagship publication carried out under the auspices of the CBD-WHO Joint Work Programme, in collaboration with numerous partners and experts.

Emerging Key Messages for the State of Knowledge Review were also made available for peer review prior to and following the 18th meeting of the SBSTTA. Final key messages will be made available upon release of final drafts. 

Consultation of these advanced drafts are subject to the following
terms of use.

TERMS OF USE: The draft documents were made available for the purpose of peer review. Until the official publication of the final draft chapters, the data, material and messages contained in these drafts may not be republished, displayed, distributed, or transmitted in any manner, nor may the material, or portion thereof, be copied or posted on any other website or network or otherwise distributed, quoted or cited. By accessing these documents, you are agreeing with these terms.       

                                                   A STATE OF KNOWLEDGE REVIEW

Download the briefing note prepared for the IUCN World Parks Congress  2014 held in Sydney, Australia in November 2014!


                                                                  ADVANCED DRAFT CHAPTERS


Part I (Advancing the Biodiversity and Human Health Agenda: Concepts, Themes and Directions)

1-2. Introduction and Conceptual Frameworks

Part II (Thematic Areas in Biodiversity and Human Health)

3.  Water Quality (updated)

4.   Air Quality (updated)

5.   Agricultural Biodiversity and Food Security

6.   Nutritional Security (Updated)

7.  Infectious Diseases (updated)
8.  Microbial Biodiversity as an ecosystem service (updated)

9.  Biodiversity, Health Care and Pharmaceuticals (updated)

10. Traditional Medicine (updated)

11. Physical and Mental Health, and Cultural Ecosystem Services (updated)

PART III (Cross-Cutting Issues, Tools and Ways Forward)

12.  Climate Change  (updated)

13.  Disaster Risk Reduction (updated)

14.  Bioindicators and Human Health (updated)

15. Human Health, Biodiversity and the Post-2015 Development Agenda  (updated)

Those encountering difficulty in accessing the advanced drafts can contact Cristina Romanelli and request that an electronic copy be sent to them directly by sending an email to : cristina.romanelli@cbd.int