The $10bn interventions that can halt future pandemics
20 Dec 21
Nigel Sizer and Ian Welsh
Nigel Sizer, executive director of the Preventing Pandemics at the Source coalition, and former president of Rainforest Alliance, reflects on some of the outcomes from COP26, welcoming the funding that was announced to help halt deforestation. Speaking with Ian Welsh, Sizer also talks about the links between deforestation and global pandemics and how, much like climate change, it is always those that are least equipped to deal with the challenges that are impacted most. To reduce risks of future pandemics, he calls for forest conservation, controls of the wildlife trade and stronger biosecurity in animal agriculture.