A Pioneering Step Towards Planetary Health: WFPHA Signs the Manifesto


Dec 19, 2023

In a significant move towards addressing the urgent challenges posed by Planetary Health, the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) proudly announces its commitment by signing the manifesto on the Declaration of Planetary Health. This pivotal declaration, signed by numerous academic health institutions, underscores the Code Red emergency our planet faces and advocates for immediate action in education, research, and the transformation of health systems.

Key Points:

Understanding the Emergency: The Code Red warning highlights the severity of the planetary health crisis, and the WFPHA acknowledges the need for swift and comprehensive action.

WFPHA’s Pledge: By signing the manifesto, the WFPHA commits to playing a central role in addressing the global planetary health emergency, advocating for education and research to build a sustainable future.

Climate-Resilient Health Systems: The manifesto emphasizes transitioning to climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems, recognizing the vital connection between environmental health and well-being.

Endorsement of Healthy Climate Prescription: The WFPHA aligns itself with the Healthy Climate Prescription, an initiative by the Global Climate and Health Alliance and the World Health Organization, calling for urgent actions such as updating national climate commitments, a just transition away from fossil fuels, and equitable distribution of resources.

Call to Action: The WFPHA encourages its members and the global public health community to unite in addressing the planetary health emergency through education, research, and transformative action. Additionally, the endorsement of the Healthy Climate Prescription amplifies the call for concrete measures to combat climate change.

Conclusion: The signing of the manifesto and endorsement of the Healthy Climate Prescription mark historic moments, signaling the WFPHA’s dedication to a future where planetary health and human well-being are inseparable. The commitment reflects a collective effort towards a healthier, sustainable, and just world, with a clear roadmap for climate action.