Pandemic Preparedness and Response

G20 can prevent future pandemics by stopping destruction of nature 

A bird perches on a post as a wildfire burns in the background, near the Sobradinho neighbourhood in Brasilia September 12, 2014. Drought, high temperatures and areas of low humidity have caused fires to start at several places in Brasilia, according to the fire-fighters putting out the blazes.

As habitats are destroyed, animals are forced to live in areas inhabited by people – creating the 'spillover' effect. Image: REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino.

Luciana Borio
Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
Neil Vora
Pandemic Prevention Fellow, Conservation International
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