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From human to planetary health: Global land-use impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

Project description

Protecting forests during a pandemic

Protecting our natural forests is important to safeguarding human well-being and health. It can also prevent future pandemics. The case of the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a heightened level of urgency as regards planetary health, is taking a heavy toll on our forests. The EU-funded PlanetHealth project will explore the effects and mechanisms of the COVID-19 crisis on forest dynamics. For instance, changes in economic incentives are measured with global crop suitability maps, global crop price fluctuations and geocoded survey data. Project findings will shed light on the impact of COVID-19 on deforestation. The project’s results will assist conservation strategies by investigating the dynamic relationship between health, global shocks and forest losses.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2020
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Coordinator

GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 264 669,12

Partners (1)

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
United States
Address
Colorado Street 601
78701 2982 Austin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments