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Lectures on the Earth Charter and Planetary Health by Dr. Colin L. Soskolne, University of Alberta

People's Health Matters posterDr. Colin L. Soskolne, epidemiologist and professor emeritus, University of Alberta, Canada offered three presentations this semester related to the Earth Charter and the obligation to people’s health at various conferences.

In his presentations, Dr. Soskolne concludes that we must reflect on how implementing the Earth Charter can lead us to strategies for positive changes in humanity. He also states, “The role of environmental epidemiology in evaluating the potential of the Earth Charter to limit impacts from upstream determinants of health warrants urgent consideration.”

Information on each of the presentations can be found below, as well as the link to the PowerPoint presentations.

29 August  2018

This presentation, entitled Revisiting The Earth Charter and Our Ethical Obligations to Planetary Health was delivered in the session Health Earth: Planetary Health Affects Everyone’s Health, at the 2018 annual conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Ottawa, Canada, 26-30 August 2018. The conference theme was “Addressing Complex Local and Global Issues in Environmental Exposure and Health.” [27 slides; 15 minutes]

11 September 2018

This presentationLocal Adaptation of Universal Values and Principles from The Earth Charter to Sustain Human Health and Well-Being for Both Present and Future Generations, was delivered remotely to the 4th International Symposium on Ethics of Environmental Health held in Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic, 9-12 September 2018. [35 slides; 45 minutes]

19 October 2018

In the Community Health and Humanities Seminar Speaker Series, People’s Health Matters, at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Faculty of Medicine in St. John’s, Dr. Soskolne was invited to lead a seminar on the topic “Seeking a Sustainable Path Amid Climate and Other Global Changes: The Earth Charter and Obligations to People’s Health.” 19 October 2018. [34 slides; 1 hour].

To access the content of each of these presentations click here: http://www.colinsoskolne.com/ppt.htm