Working Groups

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

Our Podcast

Tune in to our podcast, Climate Conversations with IDE!

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.

Only 1 in 4 children in Ireland get to school by bike (2-3%) or on foot (~24%).

The majority are driven to school.

We are failing to enable our children to get to school safely on their own. We are denying them their freedom. We are denying them physical activity.

Well done @DublinCommuters for organising such an inspirational protest this evening. Dubliners deserve a healthier, greener and more sustainable city.

Transport should be a source of health, not a source of air pollution, inactivity, and congestion.


Unacceptable behaviour from Richard Shakespeare.

We need our leaders, elected or not, to act to protect and improve human health, reduce emissions, and make Dublin a better city for everyone, not to protect the profit margins of a few car parks.

🪧 See you on Monday!

Ireland, a country with a population of 5.1 million has THREE cities among the 100 most congested cities in the world.

Dublin (16), Galway (37), and Cork 80).

One more lane, one more road won’t fix this, only an unprecedented paradigm shift to public and active transport will.

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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