Planetary Health research calls urgent attention to the human health cost of environmental degradation and invites deeper reflection on the relationship between human and environmental wellbeing.
Planetary Health is a relatively new concept. The 2017 launch of The Lancet Planetary Health journal – a definite recommended resource – brought it to the fore as an urgent interrogation into the relationship between human civilization and the biosphere.
The Dahdaleh Institute regards ecological integrity as a determinant of health worldwide, human activity as pushing ecological limits to a breaking point, and climate change as a fundamental threat to human life. Our research supports and is climate action, because a healthy planet is indispensable to global health.
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