The Oxford Martin School is to host the new Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health, which will be chaired by Ernesto Zedillo, Yale University professor and former President of Mexico. Its members will include Lord Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics, and Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
This assembly of global experts will demonstrate the economic and policy case for the emerging field of planetary health. The field accounts for the link between human health and the natural systems on which it depends. Over the next 18 months, the Council’s work will augment existing scientific planetary health evidence by providing leaders and policymakers with economic data for protecting human health through the preservation of earth’s natural systems.