Sustainable Planet

Unlocking the Health Benefits of Nature. Nature's benefits to human health are so well-attested, that the medical profession is now actively engaged in fighting for a clean, healthy environment as a human right and prescribing it as treatment across the world from Shetland to Japan. So how does being close to nature improve your health and well-being and how can this help us achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 to 'ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages'?

Professor Jacqueline McGlade is the Frank Jackson Foundation Professor of the Environment at Gresham College. She is also a Professor of Resilience and Sustainable Development at University College London and Professor at the Maasai Mara University in Kenya. (from

Lecture 3 - Unlocking the Health Benefits of Nature

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Lecture 1 - How to Avert a Climate Catastrophe
Lecture 2 - Building Sustainable Communities: A New Era for Twinning
Lecture 3 - Unlocking the Health Benefits of Nature
Lecture 4 - Ending Our Consumer Addiction
Lecture 5 - Can Gender Equality Help Solve Climate Change?
Lecture 6 - The Future of Our Oceans
Lecture 7 - The Last Mile: Ensuring Access to Affordable Energy to Poor, Rural Communities