This Week in Planetary Health: October 20, 2017

  • The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health released the latest report, with popular press articles in The Guardian, CNN, CNBC News, Washington Post & NPR, to name a few.
  • University of Philippines in Cebu hosted a planetary health seminar for students in the Philippines & Southeast Asia on October 11–13. Article on seminar was published here.
  • Article on PHA Director Dr. Sam Myer’s work on CO2 and crop nutrition is published in Harvard Magazine.
  • Doaa Abdel-Motaal writes about planetary health for World Food Day.
  • Berkeley School of Public Health is hosting a panel on Global Health, featuring Dr. Woutrina Smith of UC Global Health Institute Planetary Health as a panelist on November 7, 2017.
  • Commentary piece published on Sustainable food systems for optimal planetary health by PHA Associate Director Dr. Chris Golden and colleagues.
  • Wellcome Trust is looking to hire an individual to lead Our People, Our Planet initiative.
  • Jonathan Foley writes a blog post about the need for culture change and shifting the conversation to focus on climate solutions not problems.
  • RSTMH releases video on planetary health priorities over the next five years.


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