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

Today’s North American energy headlines — about the shale revolution, the next generation of transport fuels, the... See more
J. Stephan Dolezalek and Jules Kortenhorst discuss Climate solutions with regard to innovations and investments. See more
What will be the new rituals that guide us in the next century? What behaviors and attitudes will we use in... See more
Former commander in the British Royal Navy, Tony Long, will guide the audience through an operation to find an illegal... See more
Though serious impacts are being felt on every continent, we still have a chance to take the bold action needed to turn... See more
A panel of corporate leaders in a variety of industries will discuss energy consumption and sustainability strategies,... See more

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