The Working Group on planetary health consists of representatives from different national and regional advisory bodies which are interested in the issue .
The working group will start its work in the course of 2021 and is currently Chaired by the Council for the Sustainable Development of Catalonia (CADS).
Changes to the natural systems that support life, such as freshwater, clean air and food production, are already impacting our health and are projected to drive the majority of the global burden of disease over the coming century. Understanding and acting upon this challenge requires collaboration across national boundaries and policy fields. Action is required to safeguard global health, which is why the board of the EEAC Network added this matter to the list of thematic areas of interest.