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

Imagine cows that are healthy to eat, great for land, and essential for clean water. Imagine an oil company selling us... See more
Our signature event, the Afternoon of Conversation will host an audience of more than 2,000 in the Benedict Music Tent... See more
Fisheries and fish stocks around the world are overfished, but in the past 15 years, a surprising narrative of recovery... See more
How does climate change impact people and how do people respond to these changes? Peter de Menocal is a geological... See more
Fisheries and fish stocks around the world risk dangerous depletion, but in the past 15 years, a surprising narrative... See more
Scarcity — across the West and elsewhere increasingly — the issue about water is whether there is enough of it. Some... See more

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