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Global Systems and intercultural Competence

Introduction to Planetary Health: Science and Social Movement

Date: 11/18/2020, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Category: B, Workshops
Location: Online via Zoom
Organizer: Deutsche Allianz Klima und Gesundheit // Fachbereich: fächerübergreifend
Speaker: Samuel Myers, Martin Hermann, Melvine Otieno

Planetary Health is a scientific discipline, a philosophy for living and a social movement. The first lecture will give an introduction to key aspects, latest developments and emerging solutions. Dr. Samuel Myers, Director of the Planetary Health Alliance, will focus on planetary health as a scientific discipline as well as emerging solutions. Melvine Otieno, initiator of the planetary health hub in Eastern Africa,  will talk about the situation in Kenya and eastern Africa. Martin Herrmann, chair of the German Climate Change and Health Alliance, will point to the highly dynamic and fastly growing planetary health movement in the German speaking countries. The movement has its focus on converting knowledge into transformative action.

To participate in the lecture, you have to register beforehand  by 4 PM CET Wednesday. Registration after this point will only allow you to join the following session, taking place two weeks later.

This lecture is part of the planetary health academy. Further lectures offered are:

02.12.2020, 5 PM: Planetary Health Dimensions

16.12.2020, 5PM: Planetary Health Ethics

13.01.2021, 5 PM: Gender and Global South Perspective


17.01.2021, 5 PM: Urban Development and Planetary Health

10.02.2021, 5 PM: Examples of transformation