Planetary health: is human health at risk in the Anthropocene? | University of Oxford

Planetary health: is human health at risk in the Anthropocene?

Speaker
Sir Andrew Haines
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:00
Venue
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BP
Venue details

Corner of Catte and Holywell Streets

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

Human health is better now than at any time in history. Thanks to advancements in technology, industry, agriculture and public health, we are living longer and more prosperous lives than ever before. But since the start of the Anthropocene period – the geological epoch marked by humankind’s impact on the planet – unprecedented environmental challenges, such as climate change and biodiversity loss, are threatening our health and the health of our planet. Are we at risk of losing the significant gains we have made in planetary health over the years?