People and Planet

Welcome to the People and Planet - from Theory to Solutions Conference

#PeoplePlanetConference #PlanetaryHealth 

This Conference will bring together researchers, decision makers and stakeholders from the environmental, health and other sectors. The online conference is hosted from Lahti, the European Green Capital for 2021.

Participation includes 3 days of multidisciplinary sessions, discussions and expert presentations which are all available for registered participants until the end of the year 2021.

The Conference will focus on how human health and the health of the planet are closely connected and what can be done to protect and enhance both. There is doubt that decisions and actions are needed: Climate change, biodiversity loss and most recently the Covid-19 pandemic are profoundly changing the planet and the way people live on it.

Pragmatic solutions to prevent, or more often mitigate, the effects on planetary health are essential. Sustainable food production, water management, urban planning, understanding the health benefits of nature and informed citizens are all fundamental in moving pertinent agendas forward.

The conference follows on from The Helsinki Planetary Health Conference in 2019 and will continue in the spirit of the Helsinki Declaration in emphasizing the urgency for action.

Read more about:

The Helsinki Declaration 2020.

A call for urgent action to safeguard our planet and our health in line with the helsinki declaration.


The aims of this conference are:

1. To discuss the scientific challenges of transdisciplinary research in environmental and medical sciences. 
2. To present solutions supporting public health and respecting planetary boundaries