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Planet Assembly 2: Health – What Must Change?

A Thought Laboratory

Hay Festival 2023, 

Bring your best ideas to this solutions-focused workshop session. Facilitated by sustainability entrepreneur Andy Middleton, Chief Exploration Officer at the TYF Group, and joined by Phil Kloer, Deputy Chief Executive of Hywel Thar University Health Board and geriatitian, Rose Anne Kenny, we’ll look at the key issue of health. We’ll discuss the scale of the issue and a range of solutions, how to action them, how they might impact on their lives and how to manage the change.

Our health systems are creaking due to ageing populations, Covid, and recruitment and funding challenges. The impact on wellbeing of the climate emergency and loss of biodiversity is serious and not yet fully understood. Our bodies are not built to handle the new stresses of heat, pollution and the breakdown of natural systems. We need a new map for change that meets the needs of current and future generations. How do we create an economy that puts the health of people and nature first?

This workshop is part of our Hay Festival Planet Assembly, a daily, inclusive conversation over ten days involving lay people, scientists, commentators and experts. We want to empower everyone to be accelerators and multipliers for the dramatic policy transformations that are needed immediately to tackle the acute climate and biodiversity emergencies.

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Planet Assembly 2: Health – What Must Change?