Planetary health: does our planet have boundaries?
There is mounting evidence that the planet’s capacity to sustain a growing human population, expected to be over 8 billion by 2030, is declining. The degradation of the planet’s air, water and land, combined with significant loss in biodiversity, is also resulting in substantial health impacts, including the reduction of food security and nutrition, and the spread of disease. Will our planetary boundaries be surpassed if current trends continue?
In this talk, Professor Yadvinder Malhi, Co-Director, Oxford Martin TNC Climate Partnership, will discuss the metabolism of a human – dominated planet, while Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics, will ask if it is possible – as she puts it – “to live well without trashing the planet”.
There will be a drinks reception and book signing after the talk, all welcome.
2 May 2018, 17:00 (Wednesday, 2nd week, Trinity 2018)
Oxford Martin School, 34 Broad Street OX1 3BD
Corner of Catte and Holywell Streets
Professor Yadvinder Malhi (University of Oxford),
Kate Raworth (Environmental Change Institute)
Oxford Martin School
Oxford Martin School (University of Oxford)
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