Five years have passed since the world adopted a set of global frameworks and commitments towards achieving sustainable development, reducing disaster risk, protecting lives and livelihoods, and mitigating impacts of climate change and associated risks. In 2015, the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction adopted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 (United Nations 2015b), a framework that explicitly addresses human health and calls for risk-management measures to include epidemics and pandemics among biological risks. Later, in 2015, the United Nations convened a global summit that adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (United Nations 2015a), where goal number three is dedicated to good health and wellbeing, focusing on early warning, risk reduction, and effective management of health risks at the national and global levels. Also in 2015, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change...

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