Factors triggering the emergence of new risks can be very diverse. Among the most important drivers are globalisation, climate change, innovations or new consumer trends, but other economical, social or environmental factors may also play a role. Information material on the drivers identified by DFI and their potential impacts can be found here.
A recently published study found a link between biodiversity loss and the increasing spread of zoonotic diseases. The study provides an overview of the complexity of the issue and possible solutions to reduce the spread of zoonoses.