Global transformation for planetary health

Global health policies within planetary boundaries require transformative international and intersectoral collaboration. The distinction between foreign and domestic policy is obsolete when it comes to climate, environment and health policy. In this workstream, we will therefore we will analysethe necessary global mechanisms, policies, structures and actors required for global governance of planetary health at the European and international level, and examine how existing processes and institutions can be can be linked and transformed, and synergies harnessed.

This includes further developing the governance of global health within planetary boundaries, as well as linkages with other policy areas and processes, such as the European Union’s Green New Deal, the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). To this end, we analyse the barriers to and drivers of this transformation at the international level, as well as existing power asymmetries and the need for accountability – especially where international agreements and conventions are (still) lacking or have not been fully implemeted. We analsze and monitor the development, implementation and transformation of policies for an ecologically diverse, healthy and equitable present and future in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the principles of climate justice. Building on this, we develop concepts for the post-SDG era.

We will explore the role Germany can play in promoting and ensuring planetary health globally, and which political measures and partnerships are required in this context.

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