COVID-19 materials from UNEP

The transmission of diseases, like the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19, between animals and humans (zoonoses) threatens economic development, animal and human well-being, and ecosystem integrity. The United Nations Environment Programme supports global efforts to protect biodiversity, to put an end to the illegal trade in wildlife, to safeguard the handling of chemicals and waste and to promote economic recovery plans that take nature and the climate emergency into account.

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30 Sep 2020 | Webinar Wastewater and COVID-19: Getting the Facts Right

Photo credits: Ivan Bondura/Unsplash There is an inextricable link between COVID-19, wastewater, and sanitation. So far, the pandemic has highlighted the challenges related to the water and sanitation sector, including for example the need for…

22 Sep 2020 | Webinar Rebuilding better: South Africa's green and inclusive industrial policies

How does South Africa’s COVID-19 recovery strategy support green industry? How can specific green industrial policies support immediate and long-term recovery in South Africa and beyond?  How have green industrial policy interventions addressed…

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