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Academics questioned on Planetary Health

15 January 2019

The Environmental Audit Committee holds the first evidence session for its Planetary Health inquiry. The emerging field of planetary health considers environmental damage and climate change and the implications for human health.

Witnesses

Tuesday 15 January 2019, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 11.00am

  • Professor Sir Andy Haines, Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health, Department of Public Health, Environments and Society and Department of Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Professor Howard Frumkin, Head of Our Planet, Our Health, Wellcome Trust
  • Professor Lora E Fleming, Chair, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School

Likely topics for discussion

MPs will question academics who will be asked to provide an overview of the issues. In particular, the impact on food systems; housing, cities and urban planning; behavioural change and global solutions are all likely to be discussed.

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