Headline: Rethinking the rules of reality. How the coronavirus could paradoxically promote planetary health

Despite all the sadness, fear, bewilderment and frustration that it is generating, this pandemic is compelling us to "unlearn" and reshape our realities. In this time of radical uncertainty, two fundamental questions have emerged. Could the coronavirus open our eyes for the importance of a global transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies? More precisely, will we finally realize that human health is intrinsically dependent on healthy ecosystems? For professionals involved in sustainable development research and practice, this tragedy inevitably leads to the important theme of planetary health, an evolving field of research and practice that stresses the deep interconnectedness between nature and human health.

Publication Year
2020
Publication Type
IASS Discussion Papers and IASS Working Papers
Citation

de Paula, N. (2020). Rethinking the rules of reality. How the coronavirus could paradoxically promote planetary health. IASS Discussion Paper, March 2020.

DOI
10.2312/iass.2020.009
Links
https://publications.iass-potsdam.de/rest/items/item_6000023_3/component/file_6…
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