POST #10 – More Disasters To Come?
More Disasters to Come?
The coronavirus could be a sign of more disasters to come. As the climate crisis unfolds, new infectious diseases may collide with increased heat stress, malnutrition, malaria and more. For global companies in the #postCovid19 world, healthcare resilience could be a critical part of climate resilience. These interconnected systemic threats are one reason we see more investors taking the UNSDGs more seriously. See “10 questions that may shape the decade”
Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause c.250,000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress.
Source: World Health Organization (WHO)
The direct damage costs to health from climate change are estimated to be USD 2 billion to 4 billion per annum by 2030.
With the loss of biodiversity, the planet may be losing at least one important drug every other year.
Source: Journal of Global Health
75% of new or emerging diseases that infect humans originate in other species.
Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Zoonotic diseases can be linked to environmental change and human behavior.
Source: The Royal Society