Human Health and the Planet

The health effects of climate change sound a clarion warning that we must attend to a rapidly deteriorating environment. Polluted cities, severe droughts and flooding, and devastating storms are portents of a world in which risks to the health of the planet and the health of families are closely linked. We urgently need visionary and strategic leaders who can identify and implement local, national, and global public policies, build boundary-busting collaborative partnerships, and advocate effectively for change. How do we tame unsustainable resource consumption, protect human health, and become better stewards of the only planet we can inhabit?

Festival: Spotlight Health 2017

Watch and Listen: Environment

Time outdoors can make us healthier. But there’s more. Could the social and economic benefits of the great outdoors... See more
Luckily for us, a truly sustainable world already exists. Life on Earth had been in perfect balance for 3.8 billion... See more
As secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres led the... See more
The past two years have been the hottest ever recorded on Earth. Hundreds of gigatonnes of ice have been lost in... See more
The science is clear that humans are not alone in their capacity to think and feel. Studies and anecdotes reveal... See more
Energy savings deliver more global energy services than oil. Yet across sectors, like building, mobility, and industry... See more

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