Author(s): Merrilyn Walton
• One Planet, One Health provides a multidisciplinary reflection on the state of our planet, human and animal health, as well as the critical effects of climate change on the environment and on people
• Evidence-based and transdisciplinary, this book will be of great interest to health practitioners, academics, policy-makers and the general public concerned about climate change
• Offers a new way of thinking about climate change at a time when practical strategies are urgently needed
• One Health is an emerging area of interest in the health professions, which considers the interconnectedness of human, animal and environmental health
Climate change is already affecting many poor communities and traditional aid programs have achieved relatively small gains. Going beyond the narrow disciplinary lens and an exclusive focus on human health, a planetary health approach puts the ecosystem at the centre. The contributors to One Planet, One Health argue that maintaining and restoring ecosystem resilience should be a core priority, carried out in partnership with local communities.