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March 19, 2019 at 5:30pm - 7pm


Hayden Raysmith Room,
Level 4 Ross House 247 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Beyond climate change: Creating one planet communities

Climate change is without doubt a major global ecological change with profound implications for the health of humans and many other species. It is however just one of many rapid and large-scale global ecological changes that together constitute ‘The Anthropocene’.

The challenge we face as a species is to reduce our ecological footprint to Earth’s ‘biocapacity’, while maintaining a high quality of life and good health for all.

What can be done to achieve One Planet Communities? What work is underway?

In this stimulating presentation, Dr. Trevor Hancock will discuss how he and others are working towards this in Victoria, Canada, and offer guidance on how others (from government, civil society, and industry) can contribute to achieving this goal. 

About the speaker: Dr. Trevor Hancock is an internationally recognised public health physician who has recently retired from his position as a Professor and Senior Scholar at the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria, Canada. His work has long been focused on the relation between health and the natural environment. A long time activist and thought leader, Dr Hancock was the first Leader of the Green Party of Canada in the 1980s, co-founded the Canadian Association of the Physicians for the Environment in 1993, and led the Canadian Public Health Association Workgroup that produced a major report on the Ecological Determinants of Health in 2015.