Addressing challenges to human health in the Anthropocene epoch—an overview of the findings of the Rockefeller/Lancet Commission on Planetary Health

International Health
Volume 9, Issue 5, 1 September 2017
http://inthealth.oxfordjournals.org/content/current

Addressing challenges to human health in the Anthropocene epoch—an overview of the findings of the Rockefeller/Lancet Commission on Planetary Health
Andy Haines
International Health, Volume 9, Issue 5, 1 September 2017, Pages 269–271, https://doi.org/10.1093/inthealth/ihx036
Extract
The report of the Rockefeller Foundation/Lancet Commission on Planetary Health1 described how human health ultimately depends on the state of the natural systems. It is complementary to the work of the Lancet Commission on Climate Change2 and takes a broader perspective on global environmental change, acknowledging that climate change is probably the single most important environmental change, but there are many others that can separately and in combination have wide ranging impacts on human health.