Planetary health: Does our planet have boundaries?
There is mounting evidence that the planet’s capacity to sustain a growing human population, expected to be over 8 billion by 2030, is declining. The degradation of the planet’s air, water and land, combined with significant loss in biodiversity, is also resulting in substantial health impacts, including the reduction of food security and nutrition, and the spread of disease. Will our planetary boundaries be surpassed if current trends continue?
In this talk at the Oxford Martin School, Professor Yadvinder Malhi, Co-Director, Oxford Martin TNC Climate Partnership; Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics; and Sam Bickersteth, Executive Director of the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health discuss the interconnections between human health and well-being and environmental change.