“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.”
In Climate Conversations we talk to a diverse range of inspirational people who share a deep commitment to their communities and the natural world that sustains them. Through engaging and broad reaching conversations with leading authors, scientists, activists and politicians we discover some of the solutions to the climate and biodiversity crises that threaten our future and learn how these solutions will create a healthier, happier and more equitable world.
In this episode IDE member and GP, David O’Connell, talks to Dingle GP, Dr. Peadar O’Fionnain about his path into local climate activism and his current campaign to be elected as Kerry’s first Green member of the county council.
They discuss a range of issues – how the process of seeking election has led to a richer engagement with local community; the unique potential of the local doctor to promote change; the sometimes conflicted role of medicine in relation to a green agenda; the importance of community and interdependence; and some of the successes achieved on the Dingle peninsula.
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?