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Biodiversity Targets, SDGs and Health: A New Turn after the Coronavirus Pandemic?

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INSERM—LPED Laboratoire Population Environnement Développement (IRD-AMU), CEDEX 03, 13331 Marseille, France
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Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG), Law School, Strathclyde University, Glasgow G1 1XQ, UK
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CNRS ISEM—CIRAD ASTRE, Montpellier University, 34090 Montpellier, France
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Faculty of Veterinary Technology, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10220, Thailand
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Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
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Academic Editor: Vera Helene Hausner
Sustainability 2021, 13(8), 4353; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084353
Received: 25 March 2021 / Revised: 9 April 2021 / Accepted: 12 April 2021 / Published: 14 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Socioecology of Disasters and Infectious Disease)
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we invite readers to a reflection over the aim and use of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the determination of the new biodiversity targets in relation to health issues. Starting with a brief overview of the initiatives to consider health and the environment in the international arena before the adoption of SDGs, we show how the pandemic shed a new light on the need for research on the interlinkages of human and animal health and environmental changes. We examine underlying elements of the dialogue between science and policy, then we suggest considering SDGs as tool for the service of the environment, wellbeing and justice. We advocate for the translation of planetary health principles into action, together with the consideration of planetary boundaries, to redefine an adaptive environmental law for the sake of social justice and the health of the planet. View Full-Text
Keywords: adaptive environmental law; biodiversity; SDGs; health; planetary boundary; planetary health; justice; environment; interdisciplinarity; intersectoriality; boundary-spanning adaptive environmental law; biodiversity; SDGs; health; planetary boundary; planetary health; justice; environment; interdisciplinarity; intersectoriality; boundary-spanning
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Lajaunie, C.; Morand, S. Biodiversity Targets, SDGs and Health: A New Turn after the Coronavirus Pandemic? Sustainability 2021, 13, 4353. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084353

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Lajaunie C, Morand S. Biodiversity Targets, SDGs and Health: A New Turn after the Coronavirus Pandemic? Sustainability. 2021; 13(8):4353. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084353

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Lajaunie, Claire, and Serge Morand. 2021. "Biodiversity Targets, SDGs and Health: A New Turn after the Coronavirus Pandemic?" Sustainability 13, no. 8: 4353. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084353

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