"Animals, Climate Change and Global Health": A series of six webinars
Animals, climate change and global health are a nexus of high, contemporary relevance in the context of the coronavirus crisis since most infectious diseases are zoonotic, meaning they move from animals to humans and threaten to cause epi- and pandemics. Habitat loss, industrial animal agriculture, and a collapsing climate all threaten to increase zoonotic disease outbreaks in incidence, number, and severity. This crisis is not a one-time outlier and cannot be studied in isolation. Instead, it forces us to consider the bigger picture, including our relations to nature, our treatment of non-human animals, and the fact that the world, as we have come to know it, is not infinite.
For this webinar series, experts from a range of disciplines were invited to share their knowledge during six interactive sessions:
- Session 1: Animals, Pandemics and Global Health – September 18, 2020
- Session 2: COVID-19 Research: With or Without Animals? – October 16, 2020
- Session 3: Animals in Crises (Date TBA)
- Session 4: Animals Affected by Climate Change (Date TBA)
- Session 5: Animals as Drivers of Climate Change (Date TBA)
- Session 6: Future Areas of Research (Date TBA)
To register for a seminar, click here.