Biodiversity and healthy ecosystems are essential for our health and survival. A healthy environment, with a thriving biodiversity and in ecological equilibrium, is integral to social and ecological resilience, including the resilience of ecosystem functions and the services that they sustain. As environmental degradation further increases, the equilibrium of ecosystems can be compromised, potentially creating new opportunities for disease emergence and poor health both in humans, plants and animals.

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Non-Governmental and Business Organizations

Health Diplomacy Alliance

Health Diplomacy Alliance


Intergovernmental Organizations

UNEP Chemicals and Health Branch

UNEP Chemicals and Health Branch

Intergovernmental Organizations

World Health Organization



Amitabha Sarkar

Amitabha Sarkar is a Swiss Government Excellence Fellow at the Global Health Centre in the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva

Katherine Urbáez

Katherine Urbáez is the Founder and Executive Director of the Health Diplomacy Alliance.



Festival Explore 2024

20 – 27 Apr 2024

Various Locations

Republic and State of Geneva

World Day

World Toilet Day 2024

19 Nov 2024


Online Course

Planetary Health

30 Sep – 11 Oct 2024

Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies