Professor Sharon Friel has launched the Planetary Health Equity Hothouse (the Hothouse), an initiative of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellowship in Governance for Planetary Health Equity.
The Hothouse is an interdisciplinary initiative focusing on governance issues related to three major and interconnected challenges– a rising public health burden, social inequality and climate change. The Hothouse will provide a roadmap towards planetary health equity and seeks to answer the question: What are the conditions that enable the transformation of the consumptogenic system and ensure the development of intersectoral public policy and commercial activities that advance planetary health equity goals?
Through national and international collaboration with academics, policymakers and industry actors, the Hothouse aims to generate new knowledge about ways to improve the common drivers of climate change and global health inequities and identify how the consumptogenic system can be transformed towards planetary health equity goals.
More on the Hothouse initiative at hothouse.anu.edu.au.