By almost any measure human health is better now than ever before. However, to achieve these health gains the natural environment has been exploited at an unprecedented rate. What can we learn from this situation for our future benefit?
Climate change, loss of biodiversity and toxic pollution of ecosystems pose serious threats to the lives and livelihoods of future generations, particularly vulnerable populations living in low- and middle-income countries.
The Planetary Health Platform builds on our commitment to multidisciplinary research and education. It drives research, education and leadership on the relationships between ecological, economic and social change and the health and wellbeing of future generations.
We are working to:
Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet, Richard Horton and Professor Anthony Capon from the University of Sydney explain why now is the time to start taking planetary health seriously.