Tous les mardis, l’EHESP organise des séminaires sur le campus de Rennes. Ces rencontres qui abordent chaque semaine un thème spécifique, peuvent accueillir des intervenants extérieurs à l’EHESP (ville, Région, experts, chercheurs, industriels, associatifs, usagers, etc). Elles sont destinées aux enseignants, élèves et professionnels et sont ouvertes à tous.
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2 février 2021 – WEBINAIRE (en anglais)
Health Geography and Public Health in the Anthropocene: Relevance and Challenges
Thomas KRAFFT, Associate Professor at the University of Maastricht (Care and Public Health Research Institute) – Co-chair of the European Academic Global Health Alliance (EAGHA), chair of Global Health Europe and co-chair of the Commission on Environment and Health of the International Geographic Union (CHE-IGU).
The continuous and in parts accelerating anthropogenic global environmental changes are endangering the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and lead to further inequality and negative impacts on human health and well-being. While the term “Anthropocene” has been controversial and been misunderstood as another misguided manifestation of anthropocentrism or alternatively been criticized for being too unspecific for identifying a new geological era, it does still underline the responsibility, relevance and need to act in a coordinated and collaborative way to change that critical pathway for the earth system. Health geography and public health have a specific focus on environmental and societal drivers leading to adverse health effects and as disciplines they have some responsibility to meet and support the aspiration of health in all policies through sound research and education. A recent survey among the members of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) on the role of climate change education and action by the respective schools identified that a systematic approach of addressing climate change in most curricula is missing, and that there is a general lack of strategy with most public health schools. Starting from the recent ASPHER survey this paper will discuss the relevance and the challenges of further engagement of public health schools and health geography research and teaching to support the goals of the European Green Deal and to support informed health in all policies.