One of the most powerful frames for resilience work is the role of human health in the global polycrisis. While this link is core to the work of the Health and Environmental Funders Network and its global NGO community, it is often not sufficiently appreciated in the emerging field of polycrisis research and advocacy.

In this webinar, Omega founder Michael Lerner discusses planetary health with two of the leaders of the field, Sam Myers and Howard Frumkin. They also discuss their new book Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves.

Earth’s natural systems—the air, the water, the biodiversity, the climate—are our life support systems. Yet climate change, biodiversity loss, scarcity of land and freshwater, pollution, and other threats are degrading these systems. The emerging field of planetary health aims to understand how these changes threaten our health and how to protect ourselves and the rest of the biosphere.

Planetary Health

Presented in Collaboration with Forsight Analyis Nexus Initiative (FAN), Millennium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere (MAHB), The Resilience Project and New School at Commonweal.

Webinar Presenters

Samuel Myers, MD, MPH studies the human health impacts of accelerating disruptions to Earth’s natural systems, a field recently dubbed Planetary Health.

He is a Principal Research Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and is the...

Howard Frumkin is Senior Vice President with the Trust for Public Land and Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health, where he served as Dean from 2010-2016.

After serving as...

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