Lectures from the first and second series can be found here. This summer’s course will provide new insights for all participants of the previous lecture cycles, while being a stand-alone course for new participants.
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12.05.2021, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CET
Crossing Planetary Boundaries: Climate Change and the Loss of Biodiversity
Julia Pongratz (LMU Munich)
Kris Murray (Imperial College London)
In the first lecture we will talk about the dramatic changes of our Earth System in the decades since the Industrial Revolution. You will get an insight into the different disciplines in the field of Planetary Health and the main issues we are currently facing. We are taking a closer look on the climatic changes, how models are helping us to understand the ongoing processes and how these helped making the Paris Agreement.
19.05.2021, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CET
Planetary Health – a New Scientific Discipline
Andy Haines (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) TBC
Ian Hamilton (Lancet Countdown) TBC
Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann (TU Munich)
In the second lecture we will talk about the interconnection between human health and planetary changes like climate change, the loss of biodiversity and geochemical changes. We will explore further topics of planetary health and its causes: pollution, biodiversity loss and water scarcity.
As specialist in dermatology and allergology Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann concentrates her research on interdependencies between environment and human health with a focus on human barrier functions. She studies immune response on both the clinical and the molecular level. She is institute director and chair of the Institute of Environmental Medicine, UNIKA-T, Technical University of Munich and Helmholtz Zentrum München and holds various honours and awards.
26.05.2021, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CET
More information coming soon.
02.06.2021, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CET
Health for Future – the Path to Living Healthy and Good Lives
Maja Göpel (The New Institute, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg) TBC
Martin Hermann (German Climate Change and Health Alliance)
Jan Gehl (Gehl Architects) TBC
“Climate change can be the biggest opportunity for global health.”, the Lancet stated in 2015. How can we create win-win situations for climate mitigation and human health and create a more livable, health and yet sustainable society on Earth? In this lecture we focus on the co-benefits and how we can create environments that foster happy societies and make the healthy choice the easy one.
German Climate Change and Health Alliance (KLUG)
Founder and chair of the German Climate Change and Health Alliance – KLUG. Martin Herrmann has accompanied transformational change processes in global health and commercial contexts for more than 30 years. A doctor by training, he soon started to advise companies and NGOs, creating new concepts for organizational development. Today he teaches at international business schools and universities. He is especially passionate about linking complexity science and Hannah Arendt political philosophy to the transformational challenges of our time.
09.06.2021, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CET
Landuse/Agricultural Systems and the Planetary Health Diet
Anja Bosy-Westphal (University Kiel)
Marco Springmann (Oxford University) TBC
Humans had converted more than 40% of the Earth’s ice-free land surface, and an additional of around 37% is semi- natural. These numbers show that humans already changed the majority of their habitat. Two of the most significant land-use change drivers are the growing food demand for an increasing population and urbanization. How can we answer the rising demand for nutrition and yet stay within the boundaries of our planet? With a quarter of global GHG, the agricultural sector has enormous potential for change. In the fourth lecture, we will talk about possible ways.
16.06.2021, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CET
Clinical Planetary Health – Internal Medicine
Claudia Traidl- Hoffmann (TU Munich)
Thomas Münzel (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz)
Clarissa Da Costa (TU Munich)
In this lecture we will explore the health effects of planetary change on the diseases from internal medicine. From cardiovascular diseases like stroke to chronic diseases like diabetes o to lung disease, infectious diseases and allergies we are covering the broad effects from fetus to the elderly.
23.06.2021, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CET
Clinical Planetary Health – Pediatrics, Psychology and Neurology
Andreas Heinz (Charité Berlin)
Nigthingale Wakigera (Clinicians for Planetary Health)
Andrea Winkler (TU Munich)
In the second lecture on the clinical effects of planetary change we are focusing on the mental effects as well as the neurological consequences. Furthermore, we are learning about the health risks for one of the most vulnerable groups: children.
30.06.2021, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CET
Workshop: Culinary Medicine
Physicians Association for Nutrition
07.07.2021, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CET
Beyond Exploitation – Reimagining Life and Health
Luisa Neubauer (Fridays For Future) TBC
Dirk Messner (Federal Environment Agency) TBC
Humans tried to dominate their environment during the last decades. The climate crisis demonstrates that humans still live as part of nature and not separate from it. What approaches can we find to redefine our attitude towards the living species and our environment’s non- living aspect?
14.07.2021, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CET
More information coming soon.
21.07.2021, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CET
Examples of Transformative Action
To create change we need to get started. We need to learn that we should not be afraid of failure but rather of gridlock. Only when we get into action and start experimenting, we will create solutions for a sustainable and healthy living on Earth.
Scientific director of the Planetary Health Academy: Dr. Martin Herrmann