Planetary Health

Planetary health is an emerging field that recognizes a balance is needed among the global systems of land, air, water and life. It raises awareness about our looming crisis of rapidly growing populations juxtaposed against limited food and natural resources. Climate change adds more unpredictability and extreme events into the mix. Planetary health identifies solutions that will help populations, both human and animal, to foster resilience in the face of changing environments.

Featured Programs

Call for Applications: 2021 Summer Work Experience Program

University of California students can gain hands-on experience working in the diverse fields of natural resources, agriculture, conservation, policy, outreach education and health via the Summer Work Experience Program in summer 2021.

COVID, Climate & Health: Multi-campus Talks

March 24, 2021

To view a recording of the March 24, 2021 session, please click here.
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February 24, 2021

To view a recording of the February 24, 2021 session, please click here.
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January 27, 2021

To view a recording of the January 27, 2021 session, please click here.
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UC Davis faculty from UCGHI Planetary Health Center of Expertise join with global colleagues to raise awareness and commitment about climate and health issues by signing São Paulo Declaration

The University of California Global Health Institute’s (UCGHI) Planetary Health Center of Expertise was featured in a mosaic video to help promote the São Paulo Declaration for Planetary Health. This international call to action, to raise awareness and commitment to promote planetary health, spanned the globe with the voices and promises that were heard. In October 2021, the São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health, an initiative conceived of and produced by the global planetary health community, was published in The Lancet. To date, over 300 organizations from more than 48 countries across all 19 stakeholders outlined in the Declaration have signed on in support.