The dependency of human health and wellbeing on nature is documented across disciplines, regions, cultures, and economies. In 2022, civil society health professionals and organisations were involved in the agenda-setting (intersessional subsidiary body) and decision-making of the COP15 meeting. The new participation of these organisations in global biodiversity governance embodies the interdisciplinary work needed to take a whole-of-society approach to respecting planetary boundaries and prioritising the environmental determinants of health.

See the full commentary, co-authored by CUGH’s Executive Director, Dr. Keith Martin and published in the Lancet.