Prof John Middleton, FFPH, FRCP
Title of Presentation: ‘Planetary health? Or Plexit? The future of health and planet in the balance…’
Island public health practitioners are at the forefront of knowledge and response to environmental challenges due to climate chaos and environmental degradation, pollution and ecological change. Members of the inter-island forum know and understand these issues well and have presented case studies in previous meetings. How do the wider issues of ecological public health and planetary health affect islands? Using the Lancet/Rockefeller Commission’s Planetary Health indicators, how do these ply out in island public health experience? And how can island experience be harnessed, recognised and used as a beacon for global health advocacy. A short slide show and longer discussion with an audience that will know more than the presenter!