Be creative! 

 

Climate change is the greatest challenge the world has ever faced.

Protecting health from environmental degradation requires innovative solutions, and we can't rely on the next person or the next generation.

 

Keeping an open mind

Whilst the majority of actions to reduce climate change have unintended consequences that are good for health, there are still many obstacles in the path to a healthier future.

From wind turbines to family planning to economic growth, there are many controversial issues that must be addressed. 

Prosperity without growth - How can we create a healthier world without continually using more resources? This is a publication from the UK's Sustainable Development Commission. You can also watch Tim Jackson's "economic reality check" TED talk.

The International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International advocate for family planning to stabilise population.

The Centre for Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE) inform and advocate on the benefits to health of an economy that does not focus on economic growth and instead on wellbeing.

 

What will you do?

Creating a healthier planet, healthier societies and healthier people requires us to take action on a scale that has never been seen before. Collectively, we can create the change necessary to protect and promote health.

Our actions at local, regional, national and international level can all be part of the solution. What will you do?

Have your say - use the CHC forum to discuss, debate and innovate