Climate change and human health

Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health

A State of Knowledge Review

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WHO/CBD

Publication details

Publication date: 2015
Languages: English
ISBN: 9789241508537

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Overview

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 knowledge review of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and WHO.