Earth Day 2020 and COVID-19: How Are Environmental and Health Crises Linked?

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Apr 15, 2020


According to the event's organizers, "Given the urgency of the shared challenge we are facing on Earth, the main objective of this webinar was to present the link between environmental issues and the current health crisis (COVID-19). The emphasis was on two main drivers: i) rapid urbanization and ii) loss of biodiversity and ecosystems, as well as the consequences: hotspots of zoonotic diseases. The conversation addressed how population density, population size, and airline connections explain the rapid spread of COVID-19, and also touched on the ways the global response is providing evidence that coordinated environmental interventions (such as climate or pollution mitigation efforts) can be effective. Moving forward with the reality of a world in which COVID-19 plays a central role, the discussion also focused on cities and how mapping vulnerable populations can be instrumental for decision making." Find the recorded webinar here: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCXINgCulSE>


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