When Systems Collide: Health, People, and the Planet

As the world’s nations gather in Paris for yet another “final” round of climate talks, the inextricable link between public health and the fate of the planet is increasingly apparent. Extreme climate change, and the pandemics, drought, floods, pollution, and weakened agricultural systems that accompany it, have increased the stakes for communities around the globe. Burgeoning population pressures in the world’s poorest nations pose ever-greater risks to environmental resilience and any efforts to move toward more sustainable energy and food systems. How can health and sustainability experts craft integrated and coherent approaches to these interrelated challenges? What are the greatest risks we face and what solutions point a hopeful way forward?

Festival: Spotlight Health 2015

Watch and Listen: Climate

Author Paul Hawken shares the remarkable story of how a diverse group of researchers from around the world came... See more
Since Syria and Nicaragua joined the Paris Accord last fall, the United States stands alone as the only country on the... See more
What does it mean for large companies to be classified as “100 percent renewable?" What kinds of challenges does... See more
What if your country was swallowed by the sea? The Pacific island nation of Kiribati (population 100,000) is one of the... See more
Thirty-two million gallons of mercury are trapped under the immense ice sheets in the Arctic Circle. As the Earth warms... See more
As US special envoy for climate change in the Obama administration, Todd Stern helped cobble together a consensus among... See more

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