Conference “People and planet – from theory to solutions. Science and practice for human and planetary health meet”
Researchers from the UNESCO Chair will participate in this online conference organized by the University of Helsinki that will take place from 8 to 10 November with the presentation of the poster “Preference for green areas and perception of benefits by the public on the campus of Leioa, University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU).
This Conference will bring together researchers, decision makers and stakeholders from the environmental, health and other sectors. The online conference is hosted from Lahti, the European Green Capital for 2021.
The Conference will focus on how human health and the health of the planet are closely connected and what can be done to protect and enhance both. There is doubt that decisions and actions are needed: Climate change, biodiversity loss and most recently the Covid-19 pandemic are profoundly changing the planet and the way people live on it.
Pragmatic solutions to prevent, or more often mitigate, the effects on planetary health are essential. Sustainable food production, water management, urban planning, understanding the health benefits of nature and informed citizens are all fundamental in moving pertinent agendas forward.
The conference follows on from The Helsinki Planetary Health Conference in 2019 and will continue in the spirit of the Helsinki Declaration in emphasizing the urgency for action.
More information: https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/people-and-planet