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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.

This year has been historically hot, polluted and deadly. Yet global mobilisation can remind us of #climate hope. The climate movement took to the streets and won’t budge until we end fossil fuels for good.

If the planet was a person, the person would be in multi organ failure, with the remaining organs barely hanging on.

This person would require emergency intensive care.

The #ClimateCrisis and #BiodiversityCrisis truly is an everything crisis and it’s happening right now.

This is an improvement of the current layout, but only just.

This plan will leave this road car dominated, grey, and polluted.

We need radical change. This road is more than wide enough to put in much better #ActiveTransport infrastructure.

Do better.

Since publishing this statement last month, we've seen the increasing effects of the climate and biodiversity crisis on human health.

This is an everything crisis.

We call on the Irish government to declare the #ClimateCrisis and #BiodiversityCrisis a public health emergency!

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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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