Welcome to this University of São Paulo (USP) Brazil and Planetary Health Alliance (PHA) consultation for the São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health. This Declaration coincides with the 2021 Planetary Health Annual Meeting and serves as a call-to-action that will be co-created with the conference participants. The theme of the Annual Meeting is Planetary Health for All: Bridging Communities to Achieve the Great Transition. We seek your consultation on actions that different communities (planetary health stakeholders) can take to achieve the Great Transition. This three-week exercise will result in an initial draft of action items that conference participants and the public can build upon for the final Declaration.
We are inviting individual and organization partners who are versed in planetary health and belong to the stakeholder groups listed within this Declaration.
Planetary health science is clear: we can no longer safeguard human health into the future unless we change course. We need a fundamental shift in how we live on Earth, what we are calling the Great Transition. Achieving the Great Transition will require rapid, deep, structural change across most dimensions of human activity.
The São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health will be the first document of its kind from the planetary health community outlining what actions are necessary to achieve the Great Transition. Each person, in every place, from every calling has a role to play in safeguarding the health of planet and people for future generations.
Your contributions will outline what these roles are and provide a jumping off point for the broader public consultation that will include participants of the 2021 Planetary Health Annual Meeting. The culmination of this Declaration will be published, shared with media, and used in partnership with other organizations throughout the critical ‘super year’ meetings that will lay the course for future environment and health agendas.
Consultation hosted by UNDP