Healthy People Healthy Planet

About this Challenge Team

The idea of planetary healthy recalls a concept that has long been intuitive for many to envisage a living model of the earth, which recognises the interconnectedness of human and environmental systems. The idea is aptly defined by the Rockefeller foundation as:

“the achievement of the highest attainable standard of health, wellbeing, and equity worldwide through judicious attention to the human systems—political, economic, and social—that shape the future of humanity and the Earth’s natural systems that define the safe environmental limits within which humanity can flourish. Put simply, planetary health is the health of human civilisation and the state of the natural systems on which it depends”.

Healthy People, Healthy Planet is a challenge team group formed of students who are interested in planetary health from the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet Doctoral Training Partnership. They have set themselves the aim of disseminating the co-benefits of planetary health to the public through outreach activities and also fostering interdisciplinary awareness and action around the theme “healthy people, healthy planet”. Over the course of this academic year, they will host a series of panel discussions and activities, at Imperial College London, in order to generate dialogue around several topics on our chosen theme. They will couple the discussions with a series of blog entries to cover and elucidate some of the complex issues around planetary health.

Team Members

Rebecca Thomas (Cohort 1)
Jonathan Bosch (Cohort 1)
Branwen Snelling (Cohort 3)
Hiral Shah (Cohort 3)
Rowan Schley (Cohort 2)
Rebecca Short (Cohort 1)
Dimitrios Kontopolous (Cohort 2)
Cally Ham (Cohort 2)
Ricardo Castilho (Cohort 3)
Grace Thomas (Cohort 3)

Healthy People Healthy Planet in Action