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

China's appetite for energy and water are insatiable, as its economy and population grow. Problems and crises of growth... See more
If the evolution of global energy systems over the next 50 years reflects US consumption patterns, the World will be on... See more
Fossil fuels are the source of two-thirds of the World's electricity - and a major source of carbon dioxide emissions.... See more
Senator Dianne Feinstein presents her own view on Climate and what we can do to address this threat.  See more
To manage our greenhouse-gas emissions, humankind will have to make a host of dauntingly difficult transitions in the... See more
Most companies have tended to see environmental stewardship as a cost, but more are now taking a pro-growth approach to... See more

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