For the first time in history, climate change is the result of human impacts. In the words of Prescott & Logan, planetary health connects the individual to the planet and it encompasses the health of human civilization and the state of the natural systems on which it depends.
The health of the planet is crucial for human survival, and as we can see, its health is in crisis. Mitigating the climate crisis is complex. It isn’t simply a matter of reducing emissions. The field of planetary health recognizes human impacts not only on the environment but, specifically, the impacts that the exploitative practices initiated by colonialism and maintained by capitalism have on the planet's natural systems. Our human systems - political, economic, and social - shape the future of humanity as it is the Earth’s natural systems that determine the safe environmental limits within which humanity can flourish.
We encourage you to register even if you are unable to attend. All registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording.
This is the first of a five-episode webinar series, “From Local to Global Leadership,” hosted by the Master of Arts in Global Leadership on-campus and blended programs.
Make sure to register for our next sessions.
Nov 25 - Sport for Development and Peace
Jan 18 - Food Security from an Indigenous Perspective
Feb 15 - Internationalization of Higher Education
Mar 15 - Diversity is not Enough