The conference wants to contribute to bridge the gap among scientific research and best available knowledge in order to turn science into policy and policies into impact.
Currently there are several frameworks that can allow us to consider health policies.
One above all is the Health in All Policies (HiAP) that is an approach to public policy that systematically takes into account the health implications of decisions, seeks synergies, and avoids harmful health impacts in order to improve population health and health equity.
The HiAP is very in line with the SDG framework especially at urban level as demonstrated by Ramirez-Rubio et. al..
Cities are also one of the key centers of anthropization where emissions related to transports, energy and food sectors are more concentrated
Indeed it is essential to build partnerships and promote at city level, impactful policies to mitigate the energy transport and food determinants of climate change.
Sustainability became a keyword in modern policies and since the Rio+20 conference this concept became an integral part within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
To be successful, the concept of sustainable development needs to include the promotion of people’s involvement in environmental management at the local level.
People know better what are the environmental priorities and the problems of their community even if many problems cannot be addressed by the local community.
Figure 1, depicts graphically the relationship between sustainable development and community involvement.
Figure 1. Relationship between Sustainability and Community involvement (Hart ,2009)
Sustainable development derives from a good interrelationship between the satisfaction of primary needs and the maintenance of sustainable lifestyles (present conditions). But it is possible and also fostered only if empowerment of people and communities is considered. These conditions can reflect into environmental conservation and optimal use of resources.
It is important to not see these concepts only in a linear cause-effect relationship between each other, but as interdependencies in a circular point of view. Furthermore it’s remarkable that sustainable development is not only related to the environment.
It has a human dimension too, and social problems of the community living within the environment are elements of a possible approach to sustainable development, not separated from it. This approach has contributed to the visualization of sustainable development as the intersections among economic, social and environmental sectors. These are commonly known as dimensions of sustainable development .
This visualization implies that some parts of the economics system are independent of the social system, as if it were possible to imagine economic relations that don’t need the social substrate; similarly as to the social system, it is represented as if the existence of a social structure could exist without a natural system which supplies natural resource
To have an exhaustive vision for an effective strategy of sustainable development; D’Alisa (D’Alisa,2007) propose a concentric framework where a fourth dimension is added, that is participative democracy (Figure 3).
It will be contained by the social dimension and it is intersected with the economic dimension since some decisions as an active participation of people to the strategies planning deal with economy, for some productive and consume choice, and with public institution non directly linked to the economic system but concerning policy issues (D’Alisa, 2007).
Figure 3. Dimension of sustainable development with participative democracy dimension
Alisa G D, (2007) Dimensions of sustainable development : a proposal of systematization of sustainable approaches. Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Foggia, Italy, Quaderno n. 9/2007
Ramirez-Rubio, O., Daher, C., Fanjul, G., Gascon, M., Mueller, N., Pajín, L., … & Nieuwenhuijsen, M. J. (2019). Urban health: an example of a “health in all policies” approach in the context of SDGs implementation. Globalization and health, 15, 1-21.
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The conference contributions and agenda will be organized standing the following Domain Framework .
The idea is to embrace and face the multifaceted dimensions of the One-Health concept
- The Lancet Countdown Report 2022
- Health in All Policies Framework
- Assessment of agricultural plastics and their sustainability: A call for action
- The COVID-19 Pandemic: Reshaping Public Health Policy Response Envisioning Health as a Common Good
- Interview with Antonis Kolimenakis – WHO
- 7th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health
- Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly – #WHA76
- Brief Notes on the 7th Ministerial Conference by Paolo Lauriola – RIMSA, HEAL
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