A Sustainable Future for Humanity
Over the next decade, we will all make choices which will determine the future of our advanced technological society. The COVID-19 and monkeypox pandemics, through which the world is now living, are as graphic an example as could be desired of the instability of our model of life, and the need for action on One Health. In Europe, we have paid a high price for our belief that we were safe from infection and that we could dismantle our public health systems, and get away with it. Other countries to whom COVID-19 spread from Europe have suffered more and paid even higher prices.
We have now run out of roads due to climate emergency. 2021 was the warmest year on record, and 2022 and 2023 are likely to beat that record. The global climate is changing rapidly. Building a future, any kind of future, for us and for our children, demands new attention to sustainability. It’s tempting to despair, to give up. Let’s not.
This conference hopes to open up part of this discussion, with a focus on health, and health care. We will look specifically at gender and health, at healthcare delivery generally, the use of digital tools, and the necessary staffing and skills to provide good care. We will, in line with the overall conference theme, look in depth at the climate emergency, and very specifically at the human food supply. MORE HERE