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50 million Euros to seed new Nature for Health Trust Fund for Pandemic Prevention

Nairobi, 3 March 2022 – The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and onsumer Protection (BMUV), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) today jointly announced the establishment of a Mul ...

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New partnership between the CBD Secretariat and HUMI to improve health through biodiverse urban green spaces

27 November 2018 - The Secretariat for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Healthy Urban Microbiome Initiative (HUMI) are partnering to build a global movement for urban population health improvement through the creation and restoration of biodiverse urban green spaces.

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CBD Executive Secretary Welcomes the Launch of Healthy Environment, Healthy People

Montreal, 27 May 2016 – Braulio Dias, the Executive Secretary to the Convention on Biological Diversity, welcomes a new UNEP report on environment and health which links a healthy environment and healthy ecosystems as the basis for the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.

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New report demonstrates that we are jeopardizing the planet’s capacity to sustain a healthy future

Montreal, 16 July 2015 – Though there have been rapid advances in human health, the continuing degradation of our planetary systems does not bode well for its future. Today, The Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on Planetary Health launched a comprehensive report entitled “Safeguarding hu ...

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Loss of biodiversity impacts human health, says CBD and WHO

Healthy communities rely on well-functioning ecosystems. They provide clean air, fresh water, medicines and food security. They also limit disease and stabilize the climate. But biodiversity loss is happening at unprecedented rates, impacting human health worldwide, according to a new state of k ...

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Report on health and biodiversity demonstrates human health benefits from protecting biodiversity

Montreal/Kolkata, 13 February 2015 – A ground-breaking report on biodiversity and health, launched today at the 14th World Congress on Public Health, in Kolkata, India, shows the significant contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services to better human health.

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Biodiversity Conservation can Improve Human Health in World’s Growing Cities, says UN assessment

Hyderabad (India), 15 October 2012 – Global urbanization will have significant implications for biodiversity and ecosystems if current trends continue, with knock-on effects for human health and development, according to a new assessment by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity ( ...

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Review of human health and the Rio Conventions launched at Rio +20

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22 June 2012 – Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), launched the report, Our Planet, Our Health, Our Future. Human Health and the Rio Conventions: Biological Diversity, Climate Change and Desertification, on 21 June at the Rio+20 conf ...

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