EUR 50 Million Nature for Health (N4H) Initiative on Preventing Pandemics Launched Based Partly on IPBES Report on Biodiversity and Pandemics
Through an initial contribution of EUR 50 million from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) via Germany's International Climate Initiative (IKI), the Nature for Health (N4H) Initiative has been launched to prevent future pandemics by fostering locally developed and integrated approaches to secure the health of people, animals and the environment. The initiative was partly based on the findings of the IPBES Workshop Report on Biodiversity and Pandemics, and was mentioned by Minister Steffie Lemke at the opening ceremony of #IPBES9 in Bonn in July 2022. N4H brings together the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and EcoHealth Alliance.
Biodiversity and pandemics workshop, Nature’s Contributions to People (NCP), Policy support tools and methodologies (2nd work programme)