People-Planet-Health

People-Planet-Health: Phase II

 

Launching the People-Planet-Health Action Board

 

Announcing two events that will take place in October! Do not miss these unique opportunities to share your ideas about planetary health and wellbeing with the project leads and World Health Organization representatives.

 

Global Visions & Values Workshop

On Thursday 13th of October 2022 (10 – 12am CET), we will meet to share our ideas about the meanings of wellbeing on a healthy planet. All ideas will be welcomed: whether you are trying new sustainable innovations in your specialist area of interest, or simply have ideas about what a healthy future means to you, all visions of wellbeing for planetary health will be valued. Discovering which beliefs about planetary health connect us, and also what unique contributions we each bring to the discussion, we will agree a set of visions and values to share with WHO representatives at our First Meeting of the PPH Action Board.

 

First Meeting of the People-Planet-Health Action Board

On Friday 14th of October 2022 (11 – 12am CET), we will meet with Dr. Ruediger Krech and other senior colleagues from WHO, to share those visions and values of wellbeing for a healthy planet. We will celebrate the sustainable innovations you have championed or imagined, and ask WHO colleagues how they might inform planetary health policy on a global scale.

 

For more information on the People-Planet-Health Action Board and what it entails, please see below.

 

Interested parties may contact Claudia Meier Magistretti This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

Jake Sallaway-Costello This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Links to join the activities will be shared with participants in due course.

 

People Planet Health Context Statement

 

People-Planet-Health (PPH) is a global participatory policy and knowledge exchange initiative facilitated by the International Union of Health Promotion, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and the University of Nottingham.

 

PPH Phase I was a global participatory process to write a Position Paper to support policy development on planetary health and wellbeing by the World Health Organisation.

 

The Position Paper, written by grassroots planetary health activists across six continents, advocates a need for hearing and amplifying unheard voices in planetary health policy development. The position paper was endorsed by IUHPE Executive Board in October 2021, followed by a request from WHO in December 2021 to form an Action Board to create a space for listening to those voices.

 

The position statement is also available in FrenchSpanish, Arabic, and Mandarin

 

PPH Phase II is a planetary health advocacy project, bringing unheard voices together to envisage local ecologies for solving planetary health challenges, and presenting those novel methods to WHO and IUHPE for global amplification.

 

Objective: To use global platforms to amplify novel solutions for planetary health and wellbeing from unheard voices.

 

Terms of Reference:

  • The body will be named the People-Planet-Health Action Board (hereby “the Action Board”).
  • The Action Board will convene twice a year for the next five years, around November and May.
  • Each convention of the Action Board will constitute a sequence of four activities:
    • A current topical planetary health challenge will be chosen as the focus of the convention, with the challenge designation alternating between global (WHO, IUHPE) and local partners (grassroots groups, early-career professionals, Indigenous peoples, and others). The topics will be defined twice a year, once by the WHO and once by the unheard voices contributing to the PPH Action Board.
    • A global virtual workshop will be facilitated by the partner universities (Lucerne and Nottingham) to bring together the Action Board to explore the challenge, share local meanings and experiences, and agree recommendations to put forward to WHO.
    • A meeting of WHO and the Action Board will take place, in which members will present their ideas in relation to the focal planetary health challenge and suggest solutions (i.e., policy developments, civic engagement initiatives) and support the need for their advocacy (local, national, global) by WHO, IUHPE, and their respective networks.
    • A series of small but impactful outputs will be agreed upon between the Action Board, WHO, IUHPE, and the partner universities, to disseminate the recommendations to influence global and local stakeholders, support political mobilisation, and advance advocacy.
  • The Action Board will have a flexible, changing, evolving, diverse and dynamic membership. Membership will be limited to representatives of small grassroots interests, including activist groups, student organisations, and early-career networks.

 

Outputs:

Each major stakeholder (WHO, IUHPE, the partner universities) will disseminate a creative output of each convention, typically in the form of a social media post, minor publication, endorsement, or other artefact, to lobby for the advocated solutions from the Action Board at each convention.

 

Contact:

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Claudia Meier Magistretti, IUHPE Vice-President for Global Partnership, Co-Chair of the IUHPE Global Working Group on WAIORA Planetary Health and wellbeing, Member of the IUHPE Global Working Group on Salutogenesis, Professor in Health Promotion and head of research at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland

 

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Jake Sallaway Costello, assistant professor in Public Health Nutrition, University of Nottingham, UK

 

Call for engagement with the People-Planet-Health Action Board and upcoming activities

 

The People-Planet-Health Action Board is the civil society element of the People Planet  Health initiative, allowing diverse voices to share new ideas about wellbeing on a healthy planet with policymakers at the World Health Organization.

 

Following the presentation of this position statement at the 10th WHO Global Conference on Health Promotion in December 2021, WHO Director for Health Promotion, Dr Ruediger Krech, invited us to form a sounding board for WHO to inform global policies from “unheard voices” in planetary health for the forthcoming 5 years. We proposed an Action Board that could provide WHO with new ideas for change they usually don’t hear, which was very much appreciated by WHO.

 

Therefore, we invite all the “unheard voices” to be part of the Action Board. There is no limit to brainstorming your unheard voices, the only criterion is that you or your group are not yet represented in or heard from WHO.

 

The meetings will take place twice a year, but you are not obligated to participate in them all. We invite you to engage with whichever meetings are of interest to you! 

 

The first meeting of the Action Board will represent an opportunity to share your insights about healthy futures and sustainable innovations with Dr Ruediger Krech, Director of Health Promotion at the WHO. Each of the 10 meetings WHO has commitment to supporting will be focused around a central question related to planetary health.

 

For our first meeting, we will consider what does wellbeing look like on a healthy planet?

 

Global Visions & Values Workshop

On Thursday 13th of October 2022 (10 – 12am CET), we will meet to share our ideas about the meanings of wellbeing on a healthy planet. All ideas will be welcomed: whether you are trying new sustainable innovations in your specialist area of interest, or simply have ideas about what a healthy future means to you, all visions of wellbeing for planetary health will be valued. Discovering which beliefs about planetary health connect us, and also what unique contributions we each bring to the discussion, we will agree a set of visions and values to share with WHO representatives at our First Meeting of the PPH Action Board.

 

First Meeting of the PPH Action Board

On Friday 14th of October 2022 (11 – 12am CET), we will meet with Dr. Ruediger Krech and other senior colleagues from WHO, to share those visions and values of wellbeing for a healthy planet. We will celebrate the sustainable innovations you have championed or imagined, and ask WHO colleagues how they might inform planetary health policy on a global scale.

 

As mentioned above, to participate, please contact us. We will provide virtual links to the Workshop and Board Meeting closer to the time. Interested parties may contact Claudia Meier Magistretti This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

Jake Sallaway-Costello This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Links to join the activities will be shared with participants in due course.

 

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Background Information on Phase I

 

Partners for Phase I:

International Union of Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)

Lucerne University of Applied Arts and Sciences

University of Nottingham

National University of Ireland Galway

With support from the IC-program of Lucerne University of Applied Arts and Sciences, Switzerland.

 

Context for Phase I

At the IUHPE 2019 World Conference, in Aotearoa New Zealand, the IUHPE Rotorua statement was approved calling for urgent action to promote planetary health and sustainable development. Based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we conceive of sustainable development as a creative process in and between different social and cultural contexts. This process has been initiated by grassroots activists across the world.

 

 

Publications

The People-Planet-Health position paper, based on the People-Planet-Health project and written by local planetary health practitioners and initiatives representing all inhabited continents, intends to contribute to the new WHO strategies on health promotion and wellbeing by adding the comprehensive perspective of planetary health.

 

A Commentary was published in IUHPE’s journal, Global Health Promotion, elaborating on the salutogenetic underpinnings of the project

 

Project Launch

Watch the project launch webinar “No Health without Planetary Health,” which was held on 13 July 2020, with Dr Ruediger Krech, Director of Health Promotion at WHO, Claudia Meier Magistretti & Jake Sallaway-Costello, the project leads and Jake Brown & Omnia El Omrani, youth activists.