Overline: IASS Symposium
Headline: Towards Planetary Health

The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) will convene a high-level event to celebrate the inauguration for the Klaus Töpfer Sustainability Fellowship. The first Klaus Töpfer Fellow Nicole de Paula will address the holistic approach of Planetary Health and explain how this approach can be a promising avenue for driving action towards a cleaner and healthier future in times of a climate crisis.

The event also honours the legacy of IASS Founding Director Klaus Töpfer, who has pioneered the transformative approach of the Institute by bridging science, politics and civil society and facilitating societal changes towards sustainability.

The goal is to exchange ideas and impressions about the innovative and growing field of Planetary Health, i.e. "the health of human civilization and the state of the natural systems on which it depends." Together with Klaus Töpfer, Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, Sabine Gabrysch and Nicole de Paula we would like to discuss how planetary health can be promoted in times of adversarial political conditions marked by the rise of populist and nationalist feelings, notably in times when international cooperation is most needed.

Venue: Auditorium Friedrichstraße, Friedrichstr. 180, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Registration for the event is only possible by personal invitation.