Our planet is changing in unprecedented ways and which directly threaten human health. Such changes also bring opportunities to protect and improve health, if we can respond appropriately. Since 2015, the Wellcome Trust’s ‘Our Planet, Our Health’ programme has supported a community of researchers in taking on the challenges that food systems, increasing urbanisation, and climate change pose to our health.
Research carried out a couple of years ago by Ipsos MORI and experts for Innovate UK found that citizens want technology to make life in our future cities easier, but they also want equality of access and social interaction to be prioritised. This keynote will build on this research and give delegates insight into citizens’ views of cities across the globe.
This keynote address will explore how capital can be democratised, giving community investors the choice to invest in health.
Drawing on international case studies, this research aimed to explore the role of city governments and their partners in improving population health, and the conditions for success.
The question of how to feed ourselves is really a question of how we should live. This keynote states that a good food system is imperative for a good life and a good society.
Under a circular economy, the value of products and materials is maintained for as long as possible. This keynote address will explore how health can be improved through the circular economy.