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

Ready for some reality-based optimism? The pundits like to say federal action on climate change is hopelessly stalled,... See more
Fossil fuel is plentiful, energy use is surging, and carbon emissions continue to climb. In December, global diplomats... See more
Charles C. Mann and James Fallows are featured in this discussion. See more
In Conversation with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Hari Sreenivasan. See more
A conversation between US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and the Aspen Institute's David Monsma. See more
Brian Enquist, an expert in ecology and evolutionary biology, brings to life a geographic inventory of forest assets... See more

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