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Earth Commission and Global Research Project Members Featured in The Guardian

“Professors Josef Settele, Sandra Díaz and Eduardo Brondizio led the most comprehensive planetary health check ever undertaken, which was published in 2019 by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). It concluded that human society was in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems.

In an article published on Monday, with Dr Peter Daszak, who is preparing the next IPBES assessment, they write: “Rampant deforestation, uncontrolled expansion of agriculture, intensive farming, mining and infrastructure development, as well as the exploitation of wild species have created a ‘perfect storm’ for the spillover of diseases.”


Halt destruction of nature or suffer even worse pandemics, say world’s top scientists – The Guardian article featuring Dr. Sandra Díaz (Earth Commission member) and Peter Daszak (Chair of the oneHEALTH Global Research Project)