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Lessons from COVID-19: Promoting Sustainability in Food Production to Limit Zoonotic Transmissions

19 March 2021

Summary

Throughout contemporary history, it is when an environmental crisis of a massive scale emerges that the world is reminded of the unsustainable nature of human economy. As the crisis develops, the focus usually shifts from its origins, to mitigating its worst effects through mostly proximal measures. Biodiversity loss and climate change, for example, are world-wide calamities that have elicited global reaction and yet, for decades, have not been arrested, lacking responses to the key drivers of such changes. [1] Analysts have traced a wide range of environmental impacts—including heat waves and dust storms, droughts and extreme rainfall, landslides and soil loss, pest attacks and disease outbreaks—to the degradation of ecosystems and anthropogenic influence on the atmosphere and oceans. [2] , [3] , [4] , [5] , [6] Yet, the world is nowhere near redirecting economic and developmental activities to a sustainable path. [7] , [8]

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Preeti Kapuria
Preeti Kapuria is currently a Fellow at ORF Kolkata with research interests in the area of environment, development and agriculture. The approach is to understand the linkages between biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and ecosystem services and to examine how environmental governance, participatory economics and >>

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