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Published: 2017-10-23

International Foundation For Science (IFS) will participate in the upcoming EPH conference workshop on ‘Planetary Health in Practice’on 1st November 2017. The conference will be in Stockholm, Sweden.

Programme  format:

The workshop will include an opening keynote, sessions on air, food and water themes, and a cross-cutting policy panel, where IFS will share  it's unique perspective, such as capacity development for emerging researchers, relevant to ‘planetary health’ and broader questions of public health policy and sustainability.

In the panel discussion's IFS will also reflect on the relevance and challenges to this new field of 'Planetary health'.

Other Items that will be discussed in the panel include;

  • Does planetary health offer a useful framework within your area of expertise?
  • How will human health impacts of accelerating environmental change impact our ability to achieve the SDGs?
  • What insights can planetary health bring to global health policy and practice in Sweden?
  • How do we communicate the urgency to create a new trajectory for human stewardship of Earth’s natural systems to address health threats related to air, food and water? , e.t.c


         The workshop will be in Room K15, Stockholmsmässan, Mässvägen 1 Älvsjö, Stockholm, Sweden

Additional Information on the Workshop:

This workshop will explore the emerging field of ‘planetary health’ that examines the health risks posed by poor stewardship of our planet. The discussion will circle around  what kinds of opportunities planetary health presents for public health researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and how pull efforts together.

Below are a few resources related to the workshop:

•             Planetary Health Alliance website: https://planetaryhealthalliance.org/

•             Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch: report of the Lancet Commission on planetary health 

Planetary Health Event Info

Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch Rockefeller Foundation

Planetary Health in Pratice EPH Pre-conference workshop programme


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