Health and Environment - the Same Side of the Coin

Jennifer Cole, Connor Rochford, Esther Schroeder

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At the recent World Health Summit in Berlini, we observed a noticeable lack of discussion on the role of the natural environment in health. Co-benefits to human health from ecosystem protection, biodiversity, or urban greening were mentioned far less frequently than the impacts of the socioeconomic environment. This suggests that the global health community is not yet fully engaged with the field of planetary health, resulting in divergent priority setting, research effort, solution development, and policy impact.

In this paper we suggest reasons why this may be the case, and propose some potential solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOxford Martin School website
PublisherOxford Martin School, Oxford University
Number of pages5
VolumeWebsite commentary
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2018


  • Planetary Health
  • Global Health
  • Environmental Science
  • World Health Summit

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