Small changes can have a big impact

Waking up to the planetary health emergency

Webinar series running over consecutive Thursday lunchtimes in November and December

A Global Systems Institute seminar
Date5 November - 10 December 2020
Time12:30 to 13:30
PlaceOnline event organised in partnership with the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Event Information

The profound environmental damage we are inflicting on this planet, our common home, is adversely affecting the health of those alive today. And the damage we have already done will continue to impact on human health and wellbeing for many generations to come. The geo-biological changes we have initiated will persist for many centuries. We are already locked-in to that change. The actions we collectively take in the next few years will not only determine the future for our own species, but the future for the entire biosphere. This is a planetary health emergency.

Join us for this webinar series to learn about and reflect on the most pressing health challenge our species has ever faced. Engage with experts to understand what our individual and collective responsibilities should be and how even small changes may have big effects. The stakes could not be higher. The actions taken by those of us alive today will determine the future health and wellbeing for generations of humanity and the survival of many other species on our planet.

Learning Outcomes

• Understand the concept of planetary health and why the health and wellbeing of all future generations depend on it.

• Understand the vital and transformative role of the health and care sector and recognise the wider societal responsibility we all bear to protect the health and wellbeing of future generations, not just the current generation.

• Give attendees confidence and permission to not only engage with sustainability in health and care, but demand it.

• Inspire action for change at every level in the organisations with which we work and interact.

Open to all. No specialist knowledge required.

Registration informationThis is a free event. The speaker schedule and registration details will be listed here shortly.
OrganizerTim Malone

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