Irish Doctors for the 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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Release of “Declaration Calling for Family Doctors to Act on Planetary Health”

Irish Doctors for the Environment are delighted to have aligned with WONCA Working Party for the Environment & Clinicians for Planetary Health on this declaration -

Our health depends on the health of our planet. The World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) and the Planetary Health Alliance have just released a global declaration calling on family doctors to act on planetary health, a major first step in the Clinicians for Planetary Health initiative, which works to galvanize clinicians and their patients around planetary health through lifestyle modifications and activism.

Read the declaration at