Challenges and opportunities for strengthening biodiversity, climate resilience and environmental determinants in One Health to build robust health (eco)systems and societies: the implementation of the One Health Quadripartite Joint Plan of Action
The workshop will aim to brainstorm on the challenges and opportunities related to the implementation of the One Health Quadripartite Joint Plan of Action (OH JPA ; specifically discussing AT6) and the implementation framework at the environment, biodiversity, and climate nexus. Many ongoing OH activities worldwide fail to address these environmental determinants of health. The workshop will try to understand and identify ways of overcoming this gap. It will be focused on concrete examples and cross-sectoral case studies. It will aim to come up with best practices of multisectoral and multilevel collaborations, and potential key new implementation mechanisms to address in priority at national and local levels. In doing so, it will look at how to better embed environmental determinants and ecosystem-based approaches in One Health. The workshop will also seek to engage with the views and experiences of local communities, indigenous people, and youth.
Expected outcomes of the workshop:
The workshop presentations, discussions, and conclusions are expected to help to:
- feed into the OH QPT’s own thinking for the operationalization and implementation of the OH JPA.
- inform sessions of the main programme of the PMAC conference, including sessions 2.2 and 2.5 under subtheme 2, as well as on-the-ground experiences in theme 3.