The Planetary Health Academy at a glance:
- a free six-part online live lecture series
- supported by keynotes from leading Planetary Health experts
- packed full of examples of transformative action
- an opportunity to earn a certificate of participation and the possibility of accreditation
- register now for our upcoming winter term’s programme
- open to both people new to the field and participants of our first cycle
The Planetary Health Academy is a free online lecture series on the interrelations between human health, political, economic and social concerns and the natural systems of our planet, on which human civilisation depends. The Planetary Health Academy is for students, trainees, health professionals and everybody interested in Planetary Health.
Connecting people from all over the world
In our international lecture series, we bring people together. If you want to meet up, join our international exchange online. Find out more on our ‘Get involved’ page. Here is a map showing all the countries you come from:
The Planetary Health Academy builds a bridge from knowledge to action: it enables participants to act as change agents, shaping and promoting the vision of healthy people on a healthy planet.
What is Planetary Health?
Planetary Health refers to the health of human civilization and the state of the natural systems on which it depends. It is an interdisciplinary field, encompassing multiple areas such as environmental science, medicine, public health, social sciences, and more.
Planetary Health focuses on the consequences of man-made ecological destruction – namely the loss of biodiversity, climate change, pollution, and change of land use. Planetary Health tries, at the same time, to find solutions to these problems that can help both humans and the environment thrive.
You can find more background on Planetary Health here.
Why health professionals?
The health sector plays a central role in the communication, prevention and aftercare of the effects of the climate and environmental crisis. It is therefore essential to ensure that climate change and Planetary Health are included in the education, training and continuing education of all health professions.