Our future depends on changing how we relate to each other, other animals, and the natural world on which we all depend.
The climate crisis, COVID-19 pandemic, environmental degradation, human and animal exploitation, and other threats plainly illustrate how the rights, health, and wellbeing of people, animals, and the planet are connected.
This teaching guide accompanies a captioned video recording of the 2022 Ecological Justice and the Right to Health panel discussion. The event, sponsored by Phoenix Zones Initiative and a range of academic cosponsors, included experts from medicine, public health, the sciences, law, and ethics.
These panelists discussed why and how centering ecological justice and a right to health across global and local policies and practices can help ensure that people, animals, and the planet can be healthy and thrive.
This teaching guide includes
- a brief overview of the issues;
- learning objectives;
- suggested teaching strategies;
- questions to spark critical thinking and discussion; and
- several recommended readings and additional resources.
This guide is most appropriate for undergraduate and graduate learners from
- human and veterinary medicine;
- the social and biological sciences;
- public health;
- humanities; and
- law, policy and ethics.