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

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman says that stopping Climate will be humankind's biggest undertaking.  See more
There is no longer any serious dispute that the planet is warming, that man-made emissions of greenhouse gases are the... See more
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How can the power of the private sector be harnessed to drive critical change in American Culture and the environment?  See more
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