Global Health Academy

Environment and Health Under the Microscope Series

All living things depend on their environment for energy and for the basic requirements that sustain life - air, water, food and habitat. This simple dynamic is not in dispute. However there is a growing body of evidence that suggests the relationship between environment and human health is in fact a reciprocal one, each having complex effects on the other. According to the UN Environment Programme, every human being has the right to a safe, healthy and ecologically-balanced environment...but what exactly are these complex relationships, and how can we ensure that human rights to a safe and healthy environment are delivered, even under conditions of rapid global environmental change?


Upcoming Events

Ecosystem Services and Health

Ecosystem Services and Health: the connections and challenges of this reciprocal relationship

Speakers: Dr Sharron Ogle (MSc Programme Director, Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health) and Dr Janet Fisher (Chancellors Fellow, Geography and the Lived Environment)

Monday 26 January 2015, 6.00pm

Monday 26 January 2015, 8.30pm

ECCI, Old High School Yards, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

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Past events

Read more about our previous Environment and Health Under the Microscope series events and watch our videos.