Download the slides of Yann Laurans' intervention

Download the slides of Gwenaël Vourc’h's intervention

The CoVid-19 pandemic, like SARS or MERS-CoV epidemics, and like most epidemics in human history, has its origin in a change in the relationship between humans and fauna. Wildlife in the case of HIV, Ebola, SARS, SARS-CoV-2 viruses, but also the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease; livestock in the case of H1N1 and H5N1 viruses, for example.

This causality invites us to reflect on two main issues: what are the links between environmental disruptions and the emergence of infectious diseases? And what directions does this suggest for public policies, including multilateral cooperation? 


Moderated by Brigitte Bejean, Director of Communications at IDDRI.

  • Introduction and perspective by Lucien Chabason, IDDRI Senior Advisor

  • Presentation by Gwenaël Vourc'h: "Relationship between the emergence of infectious diseases and environmental disturbances"

  • Comments by Yann Laurans: "Avenues for action for the multilateral regulation of infectious diseases"

  • Exchanges with the audience

This webinar was held in french.

With the support of Sciences Po, in the framework of the Make it Work initiative