Image by Valentin Sabau from Pixabay
Image by Valentin Sabau from Pixabay

New Manifesto calling for emergency action to secure a healthy planet for all

05th August 2019

‘A Manifesto to Secure a Healthy Planet for All’ - A Call for Emergency Action was launched at a high-level event in London, United Kingdom, on 31 July 2019, where emergency response mechanisms to address the climate and environmental crisis were being explored. The Manifesto has been developed in response to the increasing international and United Nations evidence and understanding of the severity of our global climate and environmental crisis. This builds upon collaborative action to advance the InterAction Council's Dublin Charter, endorsed at its Plenary Session in 2017. The overall aim is to secure a healthy planet for the wellbeing of future generations for all, by placing the health of the planet at the heart of decision making and establishing emergency response mechanisms at global, national and community levels. 
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Launch of the Manifesto on 31 July 2019 in London, UK
“The planet is sick – and we all need to work together to ensure the health and wellbeing of future generations” HE Bertie Ahern, Co-Chair of the InterAction Council, former Taoiseach, Prime Minister, Republic of Ireland
Now more than ever, there is a need for courageous leadership to take crucial decisions and actions to secure a healthy planet for all, including the very existence of human civilisation. The InterAction Council is encouraged by the boldness and energy of the younger generations, as well as the commitment expressed by the 30 organisations endorsing the Manifesto, amongst which the NCD Alliance. The establishment of the Digital Platform for Planet, Place and People, a Hub of the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health, will act as a collaborative mechanism to promote innovation and rapid responses as a common good. Going forward, the InterAction Council welcomes everyone to become a Guardian to Secure a Healthy Planet for All, and to support this initiative in scaling up the ambitions laid out in the Manifesto.
Watch the video Message from Dr David Nabarro, former Special Advisor to the UN SG, on Climate Change and Sustainable Development


Download the Manifesto here