For a United State of Resources

Resources global doctrine, what else ?

A cooperation program between ENS de Lyon, EPFL Lausanne, and Oslo university has produced a publication in Lancet Planetary Heath entitled “Framing planetary health : Arguing for resource-centred science”. The open-source paper describes a resource-centred science-policy framework consistent with the inclusive planetary health narrative. The framework promotes human rights and duties in the public interest through resource justice and environmental responsibility.
Main findings are :

  • 1. Nature’s goods and services are the ultimate foundation of life and health, but the environmental crisis reflects the depreciation of planetary natural capital.
  • 2. We have identified public health inequity as politically determinant. This is problematic, because health is a universal value and precondition, outcome, and indicator of sustainable societies.
  • 3. Humans are strongly health-minded, and are individually and collectively resource-driven, but frame resources incorrectly because public and private resources are unsustainably managed.
  • 4. Current governance is not equipped to handle challenges, such as those embedded in Sustainable Development Goals, with a holistic approach. Resource governance across sectors does not exist.
  • 5. Resource overuse marks the interconnectedness between social and ecological systems and is an early warning signal of socio-ecological vulnerability, an unhealthy momentum.
  • 6. Resources, including the human resource, are the matrix of economic and political power systems, of history’s ups and downs. They now constitute a hidden global challenge of our time.
  • 7. Global challenges agendas have resource knowledge and management as a common denominator that needs to be recognized and enacted.
  • 8. Inclusive resource-centred science and education programs do not exist.

Framing planetary health : arguing for resource-centred science :
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Ioan Negrutiu, March 5th, 2018

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5 mars 2018