Integrating Environment and Health

Integrating Environment and Health from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo.

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Aired on 11/30/2016

Watch the National Council on Science and the Environment and SSF in a 60-minute webinar as we opened up on some of the issues that will be addressed in NCSE’s January 2017 Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

Several of the global leaders from the plenary sessions will bring their perspectives to the webinar and preview conference topics including the brilliant Tim Jackson, Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey and Director of the newly-awarded Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP). and former Economics Commissioner on the UK Sustainable Development Commission. A decade ago, the 7th NCSE Annual Conference addressed environmental and human health connections. Much has transpired since then, both in the scientific community and among regulatory agencies. A good deal of cutting-edge research has been undertaken (the results of which have been recently published) and several policy-related initiatives have been launched, all of which place greater emphasis on emerging issues and innovative solutions. See the webinar below:

NCSE 2017: Integrating Environment and Health brought together diverse groups of individuals and experts – including researchers, educators, students, policy-makers, and entrepreneurs – to explore these relationships on specific issues and develop recommendations on actionable items.

Tim Jackson’s
Ted Talk on Prosperity – 
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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Environmental Health Mission Area focuses on the interface between health and the environment, where interactions among people, the environment, and other living organisms affect the risk of toxicologic and infectious disease. The Mission characterizes the processes that affect the interaction among the physical environment, the living environment, and people, and the resulting factors that affect ecological and human exposure to disease agents.

Patti Bright, Senior Science Advisor to the USGS Environmental Health Mission Areas. Dr. Bright works for the US Geological Survey (USGS)-Environmental Health Mission Area as Senior Science Advisor.   USGS Environmental Health focuses on the interface between health and the environment to better understand how interactions among people, animals (wild and domesticated) and the environment affect the risk of exposure to environmental disease agents (both toxicological and infectious).   Dr. Bright also serves as the USGS  Chemical and Biological Threats Preparedness and Response Coordinator, coordinating activities to address emerging health threats.

The webinar was moderated by NCSE’s Executive Executive, Michelle Wyman, and included the brilliant Tim Jackson, Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey, Director of the newly-awarded Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), and former Economics Commissioner on the UK Sustainable Development