Planetary Health Workshop

Planetary Health Workshop, 22nd August 2022: The Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies (NTS Centre) hosted a RSIS Workshop on “The Future of Planetary Health: Lessons from a Global Pandemic” at The Hive. This workshop brought together researchers at Nanyang Technological University from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Business School, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Asian School of the Environment, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and the Earth Observatory of Singapore to share their unique perspectives on planetary health. The Opening Remarks for this workshop was delivered by Dr Alistair D.B Cook, Senior Fellow and Coordinator of the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Programme, NTS Centre, RSIS. Ms Margareth Sembiring, Associate Research Fellow at the NTS Centre provided an overview of the Planetary Health concept and its focus on the links between human health and the health of natural systems. The second discussion session was led by Associate Professor Tao Chen from Nanyang Business School, on the development of a Planetary Health Scorecard Design and Assessment. The third session was led by Associate Professor Md Saidul Islam, Coordinator of the Environment and Sustainability Cluster, School of Social Sciences and centered on the Justice and Societal Impacts of Planetary Health. The workshop concluded with a discussion of the project’s research framework and next steps. Participants reflected on potential areas for development, identified inter-linkages between each project and discussed further collaboration between the researchers from across Nanyang Technological University.