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Launch: University of Sydney Planetary Health Platform

Organiser(s): The University of Sydney
2017-12-14 17:30:00 2017-12-14 19:30:00 Australia/Sydney Launch: University of Sydney Planetary Health Platform The University of Sydney invites you to attend the launch of the Planetary Health Platform with Richard Horton and Helen Clark. Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium University of Sydney John Hopkins Drive Camperdown, NSW 2006 The University of Sydney Calendar Register

Planetary Health is about safeguarding the health and wellbeing of current and future generations through good stewardship of Earth’s natural systems, and by rethinking the way we feed, move, house, power and care for the world. Planetary health provides an integrative conceptual framework for the implementation of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The University of Sydney invites you to attend the launch of the Planetary Health Platform, a new initiative which aims 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.

The Platform will be launched by Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008) and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (2009-2017), following a public lecture about planetary health delivered by Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet.

The launch will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. Please register your attendance here.