Planetary health: does our planet have boundaries? | University of Oxford

Planetary health: does our planet have boundaries?

Speaker
Prof Yadvinder Malhi, Kate Raworth
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:15
Venue
Oxford Martin School
Old Indian Institute Building
34 Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BD
Venue details

Corner of Catte and Holywell Streets

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

There is mounting evidence that the planet’s capacity to sustain a growing human population, expected to be over 8 billion by 2030, is declining. The degradation of the planet’s air, water and land, combined with significant loss in biodiversity, is also resulting in substantial health impacts, including the reduction of food security and nutrition, and the spread of disease. Will our planetary boundaries be surpassed if current trends continue?

In this talk, Professor Yadvinder Malhi, Co-Director, Oxford Martin TNC Climate Partnership, will discuss the metabolism of a human - dominated planet, while Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics, will ask if it is possible – as she puts it – “to live well without trashing the planet”.

There will be a drinks reception and book signing after the talk, all welcome.