PEAH is honored to post here a PP presentation, Tackling the Root Causes of Climate Change. If Not Now, WHEN?, given on 7 November 2021 at a COP26 fringe event in Glasgow by our acknowledged partner Dr. George Lueddeke, Global Lead International One Health for One Planet Education & Trandisciplinarity Initiative (1 HOPE-TDI)
By George Lueddeke
Global Lead International One Health for One Planet Education & Trandisciplinarity Initiative (1 HOPE-TDI)
PEAH definitely aligns with the contents of Lueddeke’s presentation and cannot think of a more crucial theme at this time of continuing global upheaval and uncertainty (confusion?).
Inherently, let us annotate that, as maintained by Tracy Collins, founder at The Island Retreat, County Cork, Ireland ‘…When we accept that humankind is part of something bigger, then the world will be a better place. Our natural world is not there to provide us with unlimited resources…it really is time to start learning to respect it…’
This ties to awareness, even more stringent under still rampant Covid-19 pandemic scenario, that ‘public health experts need to look at the establishment of animal health care and the strengthening of an ecosystem where human and animal will live congruently to protect human health. This integrated, holistic and harmonious approach to protecting human health is referred to as one world one health, a name coined by the wildlife conservation society. A better understanding of the ecosystem is needed to protect public health’.
In a nutshell, humankind is required, at government, corporate and civil society levels, to set green economy in motion first, while managing to curb inequalities and inequities throughout poor and rich nations. Echoing George Lueddeke’s words, ‘The greatest challenge in our path to building more equal, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies, underscored in Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future, lies with making a fundamental paradigm or mindshift from seeing the world through a strictly human-centric lens to taking a wider more inclusive eco-centric view – ensuring the needs of humans are compatible with the needs of our ecosystems.’
By George Lueddeke recently on PEAH
Commentary on ‘More for The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) – Impakter’ Rebuilding Trust and Compassion in a Covid-19 World The University in the early Decades of the Third Millennium: Saving the World from itself? The World at Risk: Covid-19, Global Sustainability and 1 HOPE Postscript – The World at Risk: Covid-19, Global Sustainability and 1 HOPE
On this theme, see also