The soon-to-be released state of knowledge review, Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, will be the new flagship publication under the CBD joint work programme on biodiversity and health co-led in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and numerous other partners. It will be an important source of information to assist Parties in the implementation of the UN-wide Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, and to inform discussions on the emerging sustainable development goals and post-2015 Development Agenda.
Download the Briefing Note, get additional information on Stream 3: Improving Health and Well-Being Stream, Launches and Legacies or view the WHO VIDEO STATEMENT prepared for the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 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.
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.
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.
The draft thematic chapters of 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 opportunities to review these chapters the peer-review deadline was extended to 24 September, 2014. Revised drafts were made available for the CBD twelfth Conference of the Parties held in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea from 6-17 October, 2014.
Advanced drafts were updated and made available for final consultation at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia from 12-19 November 2014.
Advanced drafts (available below) will be finalized to reflect the full range of reviewer comments prior to its launch at the World Congress on Public Health 2015!
CONNECTING GLOBAL PRIORITIES: BIODIVERSITY AND HUMAN HEALTH
A STATE OF KNOWLEDGE REVIEW
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)
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.
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org