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: Aspen Ideas 2017

Watch and Listen: Environment

As the United States leaves the Paris Agreement, how will the leadership vacuum be filled? Will China continue to surge... See more
The 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival closes out with notable speakers and final thoughts. See more
The high seas comprise more than 40 percent of the surface of our planet and 60 percent of the surface of the ocean,... See more
Can a transformative solution built on the conservative principles of free markets and limited government save the... See more
Billions of people around the world do not have access to inexpensive and reliable energy that is critical for economic... See more
Governor Hickenlooper believes that States are the laboratories of Democracy, especially when it comes to a secure and... See more

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