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A Healthy People and Planet: From Action to Change

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Anthropologist Eduardo S. Brondizio, Professor Esther Ngumbi, and journalist Tatiana Schlossberg discussed what we can do to make a difference in our planetary health.
Speakers
Ertharin Cousin
Eduardo S. Brondizio
Esther Ngumbi
Tatiana Schlossberg
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About This Event

The management of natural resources is critical for planetary health – an emerging discipline focused on understanding the inextricable links between our environment and health. Deforestation, erosion, water scarcity, and climate change are just some of the mounting factors impacting our planet, and in turn, human health. Several scientific and multilateral reports this year have called for immediate action to implement policies and shift individual habits before it's too late. What can we as individuals do to make a difference and does it ultimately matter?

About the Speakers
Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture
Council expert Ertharin Cousin
Ertharin Cousin served as executive director of the UN World Food Programme, where she led the world’s largest humanitarian organization, from 2012 to 2017 prior to joining the Council. She also previously served as US ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome.
Council expert Ertharin Cousin
Eduardo S. Brondizio
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Indiana University Bloomington
Esther Ngumbi
Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Tatiana Schlossberg
Journalist