Planetary Health Academy – From knowledge to transformative action

Welcome to the Planetary Health Academy’s website!

The Planetary Health Academy offers diverse educational formats for knowledge acquisition and empowerment for transformative action in the context of Planetary Health.

The climate crisis is a medical emergency, but also a great opportunity for social change that will enable us to live a good and healthy life on a healthy planet.
The health sector and those working in this field play a central role in communicating, preventing and handling the effects of the climate and environmental crisis. Therefore, it is essential that the topic of Planetary Health is anchored in the education, training and further education of all health professions.

The Planetary Health Academy contributes to this by offering educational opportunities for doctors as well as trainees, students and employees of all health professions following the guiding principle “from knowledge to transformative action”.

For our English speaking community we offer lecture materials and videos from our first three lecture series and additional literature recommendations.

What is Planetary Health?

Planetary Health is an interdisciplinary field of research that brings together numerous disciplines such as environmental sciences, medicine, public health and social sciences. At its core is the idea that health is not only determined by individual parameters, such as age and gender, but is related to and dependent on surrounding factors such as the environment, socio-economic and cultural systems.

Planetary Health is a solutions-oriented, transdisciplinary field and social movement focused on analyzing and addressing the impacts of human disruptions to Earth’s natural systems on human health and all life on Earth.” (Planetary Health Alliance)

The educational formats of the Planetary Health Academy focus on the consequences of the man-made destruction of the natural systems of our planet – especially the loss of biodiversity and the climate crisis. Furthermore, participants shall be enabled to recognize possible solutions and to actively participate in a social transformation that enables a good life on a healthy planet.

You can find more background on Planetary Health here.

Would you like to help shape a future with healthy people on a healthy planet?

The Planetary Health Academy has the goal to offer a platform for networking and getting involved! If you want to meet up and connect with people interested in Planetary Health in your region, send us an email at We look forward to seeing you!
The map shows that participants from all around the world have taken part in the Planetary Health Academy:

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