The cover shows the title "Preventing the Next Pandemci: Zoonotic diseases and how to break the chain of transmission" above various illustrations of animals, outline of a person, hands and virus.
July 2020

Preventing the Next Pandemic: Zoonotic diseases and how to break the chain of transmission

In this time of crisis, thousands of papers and guidelines have already been published about COVID-19. Most of these consider the important questions of how to respond to the ongoing public health crisis, or how to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic. This report takes a step back and considers the root causes of the emergence and spread of the novel coronavirus and other ‘zoonoses’—diseases that are transmitted between animals and humans. The report also offers a set of practical recommendations that can help policymakers prevent and respond to future disease outbreaks. To access more resources including key messages, press releases, FAQs, and more, visit the resource's dedicated webpage on the UNEP website by clicking here.