Watch “”Planetary health: does our planet have boundaries?” with Prof Yadvinder Malhi and Kate Raworth” on YouTube

Oxford Martin School
Streamed live on May 2, 2018

There is mounting evidence that the planet’s capacity to sustain a growing human population, expected to be over 8 billion by 2030, is declining. The degradation of the planet’s air, water and land, combined with significant loss in biodiversity, is also resulting in substantial health impacts, including the reduction of food security and nutrition, and the spread of disease. Will our planetary boundaries be surpassed if current trends continue?

In this talk, Professor Yadvinder Malhi, Co-Director, Oxford Martin TNC Climate Partnership, will discuss the metabolism of a human – dominated planet, while Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics, will ask if it is possible – as she puts it – “to live well without trashing the planet”.

Oxford Martin School,
University of Oxford

Resources referenced in the presentation

The Concept of the Anthropocene – Yadvinder Malhi – Annual Review of Environment and Resources 2017 42:1, 77-104

The Metabolism of a Human-Dominated Planet – Yadvinder Malhi

A Doughnut for the Anthropocene: humanity’s compass in the 21st century
Kate Raworth – The Lancet Planetary Health , Volume 1 , Issue 2 , e48 – e49

A Good Life For All Within Planetary Boundaries –


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