The Case for a Planetary Security Program
In Rome, Italy, leaders of the world’s 20 wealthiest nations convened to address global priorities under the banner “People, Planet, Prosperity.”
High on this year’s G20 agenda is improving COVID-19 vaccine rollout to lower-income countries, and improving preparedness for future outbreaks. This is of course badly needed. But it is equally important to take a step further and examine the root caused of zoonotic outbreaks in order to prevent new, potentially more destructive ones from happening in the first place, sparing us from undergoing entirely new inoculation and recovery efforts all over again.
It’s time to re-examine the most pressing threats to our planet and how governments plan, and spend our money, to stop them.