A special virtual event: Emerging Disease, Wildlife Trade and Consumption: The Need for Robust Global GovernanceExploring ways to prevent future pandemics

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9:00-9:15 am

Welcome & setting the stage

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Prof. Steve Osofsky, Jay Hyman Professor of Wildlife Health & Health Policy, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine; Director, Cornell Wildlife Health Center

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Nik Sekhran, Chief Conservation Officer, World Wildlife Fund

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Thomas L. Friedman, Opinion Columnist, The New York Times; today’s moderator

9:15-9:45 am

Panel I

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“One Health Global Governance Is Essential”

Dr. David Nabarro, WHO Special Envoy on COVID-19

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“Short- and Long-Term Governance Considerations for a Global Approach to Wildlife Consumption-Associated Public Health Risks”

Doreen Robinson, Chief for Wildlife, UNEP

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“Could a Global Wildlife Health Authority Have Prevented the COVID-19 Pandemic?”

Prof. Richard Kock, Co-chair, IUCN SSC Wildlife Health Specialist Group; Professor of Wildlife Health and Emerging Diseases, Royal Veterinary College

9:45-10:15 am

Moderated Q&A


10:30-11:05 am

Panel II

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“A Sustainable Future for Wildlife and Humanity Depends on a New Approach”

Dr. Theresa Mundita S. Lim, Executive Director, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

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“New Ways Forward for Addressing Wildlife Trafficking, Trade and Markets”

John Scanlon, Chair, Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime

11:05-11:35 am

Moderated Q&A

11:35-11:50 am Headshot of Jane Goodall

“Seizing the Moment to Mitigate the Global Risks at Hand”

Reflections from Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, UN Messenger of Peace; Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute

11:50-12:00 pm Headshot of Thomas L. Friedman

Closing Remarks

Thomas L. Friedman

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Prof. David Lodge, The Francis J. DiSalvo Director, Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University