“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.”
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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.
Do you ever feel a little frustrated we aren't seeing the shift to sustainable transport in Ireland that we need? Ever wonder… what is the plan? We talked to John and Martin and Aoife Fleming from the Dept of Transport to ask just these questions. You might be suprised to hear just how much is planned, how much is happening and how much has been done already!
For context see below the national climate action plan
See also the national sustainable mobility policy
And finally see link to something mentioned in the conversation, the national sustainable mobility forum in Athlone.
Athlone already has an electrified bus service and there are 35 Pathfinder programmes in total.
One final take-away. The policies aren't enough, we also need community engagement to see past local barriers and make them a reality.
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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?
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