From Global to Local: Planetary Health as the Solution to Australia’s bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic

Bushfire smoke obscures the sky and view from my office window. Photo credit: Tassia Oswald, personal photograph
A young boy driving a boat out from the Mallacoota beach under blazing skies to safety. Photo credit: The Daily Telegraph (https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/truly-saddening-mallacoota-family-describes-brave-escape/news-story/085af07c38cb6c07698e214ab8faa84f)
After the fires, comes new life. Regrowth after the Humbug Scrub Fires. Photo credit: Brad Fleet (https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/after-the-fires-comes-new-life/image-gallery/964fe8025b24a2d610df2df18bfb859f)
A series of ‘stobie’ pole artworks I came across during my daily walks in the COVID-19 lockdown period. Painted by Rosetta Street community members. Photo credit: Tassia Oswald, personal photographs
Venice canals run clear during COVID-19 lockdown, revealing a jellyfish swimming. Photo credit: Andrea Mangoni (https://time.com/5824807/jellyfish-in-venice/)
PHCAs connected across the globe for a common cause. Photo credit: Shane Rounce (https://unsplash.com/photos/DNkoNXQti3c)
Australian Planetary Health Network logo. Twitter: aus_phnetwork | Email: aus.phnetwork@gmail.com. Credit: Tassia Oswald
The Blue Mountains area was impacted by the 2019/2020 fires. I hope to return there soon. Photo Credit: Tassia Oswald, personal photograph.

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