The Paris Agreement (2015)

The Paris Agreement (2015)

The Paris Agreement (2015) recognizes the need for an effective and progressive response to the urgent threat of climate change on the basis of the best available scientific knowledge. Rapid climate change reduces biodiverse habitats, which increases the number of interactions between humans and wildlife which likely contributes to the heightened probability of virus transmission from animals to humans. As noted in the Paris Agreement, “Climate Justice,” recognizes that sustainable lifestyles and sustainable patters of consumption ensure integrity of all ecosystems, including oceans, and the protection of biodiversity.