Irish Doctors for Environment
 
 

“Achieving Planetary Health will require a renaissance in how we define our place in the world”

Samuel Myers, The Lancet 2018 

 
 
 
 
 

Irish Doctors for Environment -

A collective group of medical professionals in Ireland who are focused on promoting, improving and sustaining the health of humans by striving to improve the health of the environment


 

What is Planetary Health?

“Our definition of planetary health is the achievement of the highest attainable standard of health, well-being, and equity worldwide through judicious attention to the human systems—political, economic, and social—that shape the future of humanity and the Earth’s natural systems that define the safe environmental limits within which humanity can flourish.”

Report of The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission on planetary health, 2015

Lancet. 2015 Nov 14;386(10007):1973-2028. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60901-1. Epub 2015 Jul 15.

 


 

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

Albert Einstein

 
 
 
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Event - December 5th

Irish Doctors for the Environment present -

Victor Branagan, (M.Sc. M.B.S.) the producer and presenter of Clearly Sustainable

http://clearlysustainable.com/

Victor was the first speaker of many whom we plan to host in the coming months. He brought a unique perspective to the ways in which we think about climate change. 

He emphasized the importance of “systems thinking”, as well as “linear thinking”. What this means is that, in order to effectively tackle climate change, we must think not just about individual actions we can take, but we should learn to adapt to our environment as it changes. We look forward to our next speaker in the new year and hope you can join us.