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Planetary Health Platform

Understanding how natural systems support civilisational health

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.

Our mission

We are working to:

  • develop multidisciplinary research on the relationships between human health and natural systems, the drivers of ecological change, and their broader sociocultural context
  • offer undergraduate and postgraduate teaching that will equip graduates with the skills and attributes to help find solutions to planetary health challenges
  • provide leadership and engagement with policy, industry and communities on questions related to planetary health.