People and Planet - from Theory to Solutions
Welcome to the People and Planet - from Theory to Solutions Conference
This Conference will bring together researchers, decision makers and stakeholders from the environmental, health and other sectors. Appropriately, it will take place in Lahti, the European Green Capital for 2021. It follows on from The Helsinki Planetary Health Conference in 2019 and will continue in the spirit of the Helsinki Declaration in emphasizing the urgency for action (links below).
The Conference will focus on how human health and the health of the planet are closely connected and what can be done to protect and enhance both. There can be no doubt that decisions and actions are needed: Climate change, biodiversity loss and most recently the Covid-19 pandemic are profoundly changing the planet and the way people live on it.
Pragmatic solutions to prevent, or more often mitigate, the effects on planetary health are essential. Sustainable food production, water management, urban planning, understanding the health benefits of nature and informed citizens are all fundamental in moving pertinent agendas forward.
With these global challenges firmly in mind, the aims of this conference are:
1. To discuss the scientific challenges of transdisciplinary research in environmental and medical sciences.
2. To present solutions supporting public health and respecting planetary boundaries
- The University of Helsinki
- The Sustainable Lahti foundation - European Green Capital 2021
- The City of Lahti
- The Lahti University Campus
- The Finnish Society for Environmental Science
- The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
- The Finnish Environment Institute
- The Natural Resources Institute of Finland
- WWF Finland
- Päijät-Hämeen Hyvinvointiyhtymä
- The GoGreen Routes Project
The GoGreenRoutes project is funded from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 869764
The Helsinki Declaration 2020: Europe that protects.
Halonen JI, Erhola M, Furman E, Haahtela T, Jousilahti P, Barouki R, Bergman Å, Billo NE, Fuller R, Haines A, Kogevinas M, Kolossa-Gehring M, Krauze K, Lanki T, Vicente JL, Messerli P, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Paloniemi R, Peters A, Posch KH, Timonen P, Vermeulen R, Virtanen SM, Bousquet J, Antó JM. Lancet Planet Health. 2020 Nov;4(11):e503-e505. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(20)30242-4.Lancet Planet Health. 2020. PMID: 33159874.
A call for urgent action to safeguard our planet and our health in line with the Helsinki Declaration.
Halonen JI, Erhola M, Furman E, Haahtela T, Jousilahti P, Barouki R, Bergman Å, Billo NE, Fuller R, Haines A, Kogevinas M, Kolossa-Gehring M, Krauze K, Lanki T, Vicente JL, Messerli P, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Paloniemi R, Peters A, Posch KH, Timonen P, Vermeulen R, Virtanen SM, Bousquet J, Antó JM. Environ Res. 2021 Feb;193:110600. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2020.110600. Epub 2020 Dec 9.Environ Res. 2021. PMID: 33307082 Free article.