The EEAC Network, in collaboration with the Advisory Council for the Sustainable Development of Catalonia, held its second of three consecutive webinars on the concept of planetary health on October 21st 2021. During this second webinar, entitled “Planetary Health in the Anthropocene”, Nick Jacobs (Director, IPES-Food), Jordi Serra-Cobo (Lecturer, IRBio), and Aleksandra Kazmierczak (Expert – Climate change and human health, EEA) touched upon the food-health nexus, the profound relation between biodiversity loss, land use change and threats to health, as well as on the relation between climate change and human health. The recordings of the session will be uploaded in due time, the presentations can already be found here.
The EEAC Network, in collaboration with the Advisory Council for the Sustainable Development of Catalonia, organized its first of three consecutive webinars on the concept of planetary health today. During this first webinar, entitled “Planetary Health, Introduction to a New Paradigm”, Josep Maria Antó-Boqué (ISGlobal), Sarah Dickin (Stockholm Environment Institute) and Peter Sousa Hoejskov (World Health Organizaiton, Regional Office) touched upon the concept of Planetary Health from different angles, like human health and the one health concept, and discussed policy coherence and entry points for the concept of Planetary Health across the Paris Agreement, Agenda2030, the Sendai Framework, and the New Urban Agenda. The recordings can be found here, and the presentations can be found here.
Given the particular importance of the Glasgow climate negotiations, which were due to take place five years after the Paris agreement should have been adopted in 2020, the Federal Council for Sustainable Development (FRDO-CFDD) decided to issue an own-initiative opinion in preparation for the COP in order to set out its priorities for Belgium. Read More