Planetary health presents a new way to think of “the health of human civilization and the state of the natural systems on which it depends” as described in the Rockefeller Lancet report, which include:

Environmental impact areas

  •   Changing abundance, composition, and distribution of species

  •   Changing biogeochemical flows

  •   Changing food systems

  •   Changing land use and land cover

  •   Climate change

  •   Global pollution

  •   Natural disasters

  •   Urbanization

  •   Water scarcity

Public health impact areas

  •   Civil strife and displacement

  •   Infectious diseases

  •   Mental health

  •   Non-communicable diseases

  •   Nutrition