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Connecting the Dots: Climate Change, Biodiversity Loss and Their Impacts on Our Health

aerial view of intersecting highway

Held on the heels of the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 and the 7th World One Health Congress, and ahead of the forthcoming upcoming UN biodiversity conference COP15, this webinar draws journalists’ attention to the linkages between human health, climate change and biodiversity loss, and how journalists can report on the issues at the intersections of these themes.

Climate change and the loss of biodiversity have grave impacts on public health. We heard from expert speakers on how climate change and biodiversity loss are leading to the emergence of infectious diseases and other health issue, and the One-Health policy solutions and global actions that are being undertaken to address them. Participants also had the opportunity to gather new story ideas and pick up tips on how to report about One Health issues safely.

This webinar is organized by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network and Health Journalism Network, in partnership with the Duke-NUS Centre for Outbreak Preparedness.


  • Serge Morand — Health Ecologist at CNRS and Member of the One Health High Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP) of the One Health Quadripartite
  • Ruklanthi (Rukie) de Alwis — Deputy Director of the Center for Outbreak Preparedness (COP) and Assistant Professor at the Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School.
  • Wong Siew Lyn — Co-founder and Editor at Macaranga, an independent media outlet specializing in environment and sustainability


  • Stella Paul — Environment and Health Project Officer at Internews' Earth Journalism Network


Please click on the speakers' names to download their presentations.