Planetary Health Academy – From knowledge to transformative action

We are currently planning our fourth round of the Planetary Health Academy starting in November! It will be held in German. If you are interested in a German lecture series, have a look at our upcoming programme and register here.

Im November startet die Planetary Health Academy bereits zum vierten Mal! Die kommende Vorlesungsreihe wird auf Deutsch stattfinden und verschiedene klinische Fachbereiche in den Fokus nehmen. Hier findest Du unsere deutsche Website.

What is Planetary Health?

Planetary Health refers to the health of human civilization and the state of the natural systems on which it depends. It is an interdisciplinary field, encompassing multiple areas such as environmental science, medicine, public health, social sciences, and more.

Planetary Health focuses on the consequences of man-made ecological destruction – namely the loss of biodiversity, climate change, pollution, and change of land use. Planetary Health tries, at the same time, to find solutions to these problems that can help both humans and the environment thrive.

You can find more background on Planetary Health here.

Connecting disciplines

The Planetary Health Academy is a free online lecture series on the interrelations between human health, political, economic and social concerns and the natural systems of our planet, on which human civilisation depends. The Planetary Health Academy is for students, trainees, health professionals and everybody interested in Planetary Health.

For English speaking people, we provide the videos and materials of our second and third lecture cycle, that were held in English. Additionally you can have a look at our first lecture series. It was held in German but has an english voiceover.

Connecting people from all over the world

In our international lecture series, we brought people together. If you want to meet up and connect with people interested in Planetary Health in your region, send us an email at
Here is a map showing all the countries participants of our last lecture series came from:

Building bridges

The Planetary Health Academy builds a bridge from knowledge to action: it enables participants to act as change agents, shaping and promoting the vision of healthy people on a healthy planet.

Why health professionals?

The health sector plays a central role in the communication, prevention and aftercare of the effects of the climate and environmental crisis. It is therefore essential to ensure that climate change and Planetary Health are included in the education, training and continuing education of all health professions.

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