November 16th 2017

Planetary Health – A Good Life for All

High-ranking experts discuss global challenges to the environment and health at international symposium held at Management Center Innsbruck from November 22 to 23, 2017.

The health of mankind and the health of our planet are inextricably linked. From November 22 to 23 – not even a week after the 2017 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn – MCI Management Center Innsbruck hosts an international symposium on the topic of planetary health. Prominent speakers are invited to lecture on, and discuss, health for everyone as an integrational challenge faced by an increasingly complex system: climate change and environmental protection, migration, growth and economic development, peace and security shape the current situation just as much as disease, medical progress and health care. Using concrete examples, our speakers will present structural and individual concepts for a sustainable way of living as well as more and less obvious remedies and solutions to current issues.

The event will be moderated by MCI Lecturer Armin Fidler. As an internationally qualified expert in health policy, health strategy, and human development, he has more than 25 years of professional experience in global organizations such as the World Health Organization and the World Bank in Washington: “This is about a future for all of us. The sustainable development of world health is, in fact, the foundation to ensure a good life also for future generations,” Fidler summarizes the overall concern of the symposium. MCI Rector Andreas Altmann adds: “As the Entrepreneurial School® we take our social responsibility very seriously. Therefore, I am glad to be able to host such an important event at MCI.”

Planetary Health – A Good Life for All?
November 22 and 23, 2017
Management Center Innsbruck, Universitätsstraße 15

The speakers of the symposium include Sir Andrew Haines of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Julia Blocher of the United Nations University, New York, Jenniver Sehring of the OSCE Organization for Security & Co-operation in Europe and the Austria National Committee for UN Women, Uta von Winterfeld of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment & Energy, Sonja Spiegel of the Federal Ministry of Health and Women, Vienna, Henriette Vamberg of Gehl Architects, Copenhagen, and Jef Peeters of KU Leuven, Belgium.

Conference program

The symposium is organized as a going green event by the MCI Departments of Social Work and Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management, in conjunction with the Center for Italian Studies of the University of Innsbruck.

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