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

Three of our most fundamental needs - food, energy, and a sustainable and livable environment - are now in direct... See more
Global Climate presents a serious national security threat that could impact Americans at home, impact US military... See more
Reflecting the polarization of American politics, more than usual is at stake for the United States in the next... See more
New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman converses with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson about the... See more
Harvard environmental policy leader John Holdren explains how much is needed to control climate change , the best... See more
Harvard environmental policy leader John Holdren explains how much is needed to control climate change , the best... See more

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