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Read about our working groups and what issues we are working on here.


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What is Planetary Health?

“Our definition of planetary health is the achievement of the highest attainable standard of health, well-being, and equity worldwide through judicious attention to the human systems—political, economic, and social—that shape the future of humanity and the Earth’s natural systems that define the safe environmental limits within which humanity can flourish.”​

Report of The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission on planetary health, 2015

What We Do

IDE works to create change through advocacy, science, and education.


IDE is committed to being an agent for change. We work to make the Irish healthcare system more green.


IDE is committed to use our position of privilege to speak out on issues related to health and the environment. We do this through Direct Action and political engagement.


IDE aims to be involved in the promotion of planetary health science in Ireland. We have published papers and spoke at academic conferences.


IDE is committed to educating doctors and the public on the climate crisis and its health effects. We aim to be a conduit through which those interested can learn more about the issues facing us and how healthcare and climate interact.

Latest Updates

IDE is active on Twitter and Instagram, where we share the latest news regarding planetary health in Ireland. We also have a Medium blog and podcast.
Check out our latest posts here.

COP28 is a complete sham. Any media source that does not expose this with absolute clarity is unfit and any politician likewise.
Cop28 president says there is ‘no science’ behind demands for phase-out of fossil fuels

Because the health consequences of climate change can't be all encapsulated by a "Health Day at #COP28", some young health professionals decided to bring their call for ending fossil fuels, outside the venue.

My 3 asks on first Health Day at #COP28:
1️⃣ to Heads of Government, Ministries of Environment, and the leaders of the climate negotiations – I urge you to include your health colleagues as partners.
2️⃣ to Ministers of Health, and the health community overall, I urge you to…

This might seem like an oversimplified gimmick but it is true!

If our leaders made cycling safer and more accessible through proper #ActiveTransport infrastructure and we responded by getting on our bikes, we could dramatically reduce emissions AND improve our own health!

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The whole of life is coming to terms with yourself and the natural world. Why are you here? How do you fit in? What’s it all about?

Sir David Attenborough

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