What will it take to sustain humanity and the planet that sustains us? The field of Planetary Health is a multi-disciplinary approach to health and well-being that actively brings together scientific knowledge of both human and ecosystem health to address the urgent need to safeguard the health and longevity of future generations across the lifecourse. The annual Planetary Health Conference will take place from the 29th of May until the 1st of June in Edinburgh. The Cambridge Institute of Public Health will be hosting an “Ageing in Planet” session that will explore the interface between global ageing, natural ecosystems and sustainability and the cross-sectoral synergies between what promotes healthy ageing and what sustains the environment. As a field that aligns closely with the values and vision of CIPH we would like to invite all those interested to join us at the conference in Edinburgh or contribute via virtual channels in the upcoming month. Please see: https://planetaryhealthannualmeeting.org/ or contact Angelique Mavrodaris email@example.com for further information. Join the conversation on twitter using #ageinginplanet
The conference aims to actively bring together fields and sectors to improve human health while safeguarding natural ecosystems and global sustainability. As a department and university we are committed to sustainable health approaches and keen to support as a fundamental direction of travel for global, cross-sectoral health policy and research.
At the “Ageing in Planet” session we will actively begin building an alliance and producing strong outputs that will enable progress towards developing a global framework for action that seeks to re-design policy and inspire change at community levels on the adoption of equitable, cross-sectoral strategies and approaches that promote ageing well in alignment with long-term sustainability. The session will also highlight the specific vulnerabilities and inequalities faced by older people worldwide and the impacts strain on natural resources and disturbances of ecosystems more broadly will have.