Biodiversity and Global Health
Building on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, the world is now challenging itself to continue to improve people’s lives now and in the future with the Sustainable Development Goals. We will discuss and debate the role of environmental sustainability in maintaining and improving human health. Can we prevent malnutrition without razing our forests? Will the most sustainable cures come from the lab or the sea? We will explore the tensions and synergies between biodiversity conservation and global health using examples from around the developing world. This seminar includes a field trip to the United Nations.