Reflections from COP28: Resisting health washing in climate change negotiations

New article by Sophie Gepp and other authors about the misuse of health to advance self-interests in climate change negotiations...
Reflections from COP28: Resisting health washing in climate change negotiations

Conference: The Realisation of Human Rights in Societies Beyond Growth

The Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex will host a hybrid conference, funded by the British Academy and...
Conference: The Realisation of Human Rights in Societies Beyond Growth

Recording: Planetary Health Dialogue – The Health Risks of Pollution: Finding Solutions

With the previous edition of our webinar series “Planetary Health Dialogues” on Tuesday, 19th March 2024, 4.00 - 5.00 pm CET...
Recording: Planetary Health Dialogue – The Health Risks of Pollution: Finding Solutions

Research Perspectives on the Health Impacts of Climate Change

Recording available - Our research associate Dorothea Baltruks spoke at this high-level conference that reflects on the research needs in...
Research Perspectives on the Health Impacts of Climate Change

Recording: Planetary Health Dialogue – The Health Risks of Pollution: Assessing the Problem

Recording available - The seventh edition of our webinar series: On Thursday, 22nd February 2024, we focused on chemical pollution in...
Recording: Planetary Health Dialogue – The Health Risks of Pollution: Assessing the Problem

Post-growth economics: a must for planetary health justice

New article about post-growth economics published in 'Globalization and Health' by Remco van de Pas and other authors.  Read more...
Post-growth economics: a must for planetary health justice

Who we are

The Centre for Planetary Health Policy (CPHP) is an independent think tank in Berlin, Germany. It is a forum for scientific policy advice at the nexus of global environmental change and health with the aim of achieving a sustainable and equitable transformation of social systems in Germany and the world. With CPHP we are aiming to stimulate and support socio-political debates on health within planetary boundaries. Together with health actors, policy-makers, and researchers, we develop options for action along the questions depicted in our first policy brief and others. For example: How can planetary health as a vision for the future be established as a standing item on national and international political agendas permanently and effectively? How can health equity and environmental justice be consolidated in (health) policy decisions? What kind of partnerships are necessary for planetary health? In addition to that, we want to connect with actors from other policy fields; because health is not only shaped by the health sector but all policy areas. To that end, we will also look beyond Germany. In view of the urgency of overcoming the planetary crises, new forms of cooperation are needed to ensure the habitability of the planet for future generations and their health.

What we offer

The Centre for Planetary Health Policy provides scientific policy advice on health policy within planetary boundaries. Our researchers publish analyses and evidence syntheses on the topic of planetary health. Coming from different disciplines, they bring together expertise from public health science, medicine, political, social and environmental science as well as science communication. We present our research and results at our own and at external events as well as in academic publications and in policy briefs. Our researchers give interviews, provide their expertise in personal conversation, and we regularly publish news about our work on our website and social media.

What is planetary health?

The environment can thrive without us – but we cannot survive without it. The concept of planetary health describes the interconnections between human, animal and ecosystem health and encompasses a broad, transdisciplinary understanding of the influences on, and conditions for, human health.

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