Healthy living on a healthy planet

Our lifestyle is making us ill and destroying the natural life-support systems. The vision of “healthy living on a healthy planet” focuses on the inseparability of human health and nature, and thus on an extended understanding of health.


Human health and the health of all living beings depends on a “healthy” Earth with functioning, resilient and efficient ecosystems and a stable climate. What we must do is explore and implement development pathways that do justice to both humans and nature. This requires international cooperation and a form of global urgency governance. Natural life-support systems must be pre-served, and health systems enabled to exploit their transformative potential. Education and science play a key role in making the vision a reality and in planning ahead for overall conditions that  make healthy lifestyles possible while simultaneously protecting nature.