Planetary Health Week 2021

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Today
Event Dates

25 April to 30 April

We believe that our care for the Earth shouldn't wane after Earth Day. That's why April 25-30, 2021 will mark the first-ever Planetary Health Week to sustain the global momentum cultivated during Earth Week and highlight the health impacts of global environmental change. Planetary Health Week 2021 will also launch the São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health—a call-to-action that will be co-created with conference participants and others throughout the conference and the month of May, after which it will be shared widely.

In addition to the conference program featuring planetary health science, policy, and practice, this year's meeting will also include a festival to celebrate the expanded global reach of our first virtual annual meeting. Diverse artistic and cultural planetary health perspectives will be showcased from around the world—from visual art and performance, to music and meditation. We also encourage individuals, communities and organizations to celebrate planetary health week by being mindful of their personal or organizational planetary health practices and impacts.

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About Planetary Health:

Planetary Health is a transdisciplinary field focused on characterizing, quantifying, and addressing the human health impacts of accelerating global environmental change.  At the heart of the field is that human-caused changes in Earth's natural systems -- climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution of air, water and soil, resource scarcity, and land use change -- are interacting to threaten every dimension of human health, including mental health, non-communicable disease, infectious disease, malnutrition, and displacement and conflict. Fundamentally, we cannot safeguard human health and wellbeing into the future, without deep, structural changes in how we do nearly everything.

About the Planetary Health Annual Meeting:

The theme of the 4th Planetary Health Annual Meeting (PHAM) is Planetary Health for All: Bridging Communities to Achieve the Great Transition. Each day of the meeting is grounded in a diverse theme and objective, which include: highlighting collective planetary health values; cross-pollinating planetary health knowledge, education, and technology; showcasing change-making science, stories, solutions, and communities; and building systemic solutions across economics, governance, and civil society. See the schedule and learn about the research and projects abstracts that will be presented as lightning talks and interactive poster sessions throughout the week. Simultaneous interpretation of the main Program will be available in Portuguese, Spanish, Mandarin, and French.

All are invited to this free, virtual convening of scientists, youth, policymakers, educators, private sector, artists, and more to learn about the complexities of planetary health science, find community, seek solutions, and build skills for action and change. Learn more about our speakers here.