Planetary Health – Finding balance between humanity and the planet


Torino, Italy

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September 23rd at 09:00 in your time zone

Free event

The needs of humanity and those of the planet: how can we find a balance between them?

The summer of 2022 has been one of the hottest ever, another sign of a climate crisis which is causing an increasing number of extreme weather events which many countries are unable to mitigate, causing thousands of deaths.

The concept of planetary health launched by the Rockefeller Foundation together with The Lancet refers to the interconnection between the health of human civilization with the health of the natural systems it depends upon.

It teaches us that only an integrated vision can build a new balance between humans and the rest of nature. New economic models based on regeneration rather than resource-exploitation are needed in order to develop healthier, more resilient ecosystems and cities.


9:00- 9:30 Welcome

9:30-9:50 Planetary Health and Food systems: an introductory talk – Lorenz Bodner, MD

Planetary Health Alliance Fellow

9:50 – 10:10 Sustainability and circularity in planetary health, critical issues and perspectives – Natalia Gusmerotti, School of Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata and Institute of Management, Scuola Sant’Anna

10:10 – 10:30 The needs of mankind and the planet; rediscovering balance through circular economy and industrial symbiosis – Paola Zitella, green chemistry area manager Environment Park

10:30 – 10:50 Agroecology: why it matters for the food system, the well-being of people and the planet – Mattia Prayer Galletti, Visiting Professor University of California, Berkley

10:50 – 11:20 Coffee Break

11:20 – 11:40 An integrated vision for a healthy and sustainable city: City of Turin

11:40-12:00 New business models for healthy and resilient ecosystems – Koen Van Seijen, host and founder – Investing in Regenerative Agriculture

12:00-12:20 Clusters and networks: an integrated approach for environment and health – Giulia Razetti, manager – Polo Clever

12:20- 12:45 Conclusions and questions


  • Franco Borgogno, journalist.

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This conference is promoted by the Environment Park.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or CINEA. Neither the European Union nor CINEA can be held responsible for them.

Free entry while seats last. We advise you to arrive 10 minutes early to ensure a place.

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is in Parco Dora, Turin, from September 22-26, 2022, with over 600 exhibitors and a series of workshops, conferences and tastings that show how we can regenerate our planet through food. #TerraMadre2022 is a Slow Food event.

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Event languages: IT, EN

Event location: 
, Kyoto Hall
Via Livorno, 60 - Torino (Italy)
GPS: 45.08817, 7.6735911

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