Yes, the Planetary Health Academy is open to all interested people. Being enrolled at a university is not a prerequisite for admission.


Yes, participation in the Planetary Health Academy is free of charge.

The Planetary Health Academy’s online lectures take place with the online tool "Zoom" as "online webinars". In order to organise this, we transfer the participants' data to Zoom and invite them to each individual lecture with a personalised invitation link.

We make sure that Zoom is configured in such a way that all "online webinars" can be implemented safely and without any disruption. We only transfer participants' data to Zoom if it is absolutely necessary for participation in these "online webinars". Further information on this topic can be found in our privacy policy.

Yes, all lectures will be recorded and published on YouTube. Please note that lectures watched on YouTube do not count towards the five lectures required to receive a certificate of participation. Past lectures can be found under 'Materials'.

The Planetary Health Academy consists of six lectures, which will take place every other Wednesday (with a longer break over the holiday season) from 5:00 to 6:30pm, beginning on November 18th 2020.

Lectures usually take 90 minutes.

No, the texts or videos uploaded in advance by the lecturers in the 'Materials' section are for voluntary preparation or follow-up.

If you no longer wish to participate in the lecture series, please unsubscribe by sending an email to kontakt@planetary-health-academy.de with the subject "Unsubscribe". For technical reasons it is unfortunately not sufficient to cancel your registration via Zoom or to just unsubscribe from the email invitation list.

Get involved

On the get involved page, you will find a list of all existing Health For Future local groups and contacts. If no group is active in your city yet, you can be the founder of a new group. Feel free to contact us about this at kontakt@healthforfuture.de


Yes, all participants will receive a certificate of participation issued by the German Climate Change and Health Alliance e.V. (KLUG) if they have attended at least five out of the six lectures live via Zoom. For technical reasons, watching a lecture on YouTube afterwards is not sufficient to qualify as participation. This also means that if you register later than the second lecture, we cannot issue a certificate of participation either.

Certificates of participation will be sent out automatically in the weeks following the last lecture. There is no need to apply for this separately.

Some universities award ECTS points for the participation in the Planetary Health Academy. To find out more, please get in touch with your local contact person. You can find these contacts  on our get involved page.

For Germany and Austria a decision about the possibility of accreditation for medical doctors is pending. You will soon find more information here.

Für in Deutschland und Österreich praktizierende Ärzt*innen wird die Anerkennungsmöglichkeit als CME Fortbildung gerade geklärt. In Kürze folgen hier mehr Informationen dazu.

Recommend us on: