How Our Health Depends on Biodiversity

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Eric Chivian M.D., founder and director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School jointly with his colleague Aaron Bernstein M.D., M.P.H. are emphasising the essential role of biodiversity for our health within the short summary of their award-winning Oxford University Press book ‘Sustaining Life: How Human Health Depends on Biodiversity‘. The book was co-sponsored by the BaCH Initiative’s partners SCBD, UNEP and UNDP as well as IUCN. Both authors prepared the summary for the United Nations on the occasion of the International Year of Biodiversity to stress the drastic impact of biodiversity loss on human health.

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