Ilona Kickbusch

Sustainable Development

Good Planets are hard to find

Ilona Kickbusch has contributed in a number of ways to the discussion on the interface between sustainable development and health promotion. She has written a classic in the field: Good Planets are hard to find. In this essay – written in the context of the WHO Healthy Cities Project – she outlines the shift from the sewerage principle to the ecological principle and proposes a new definition of public health that takes this into account.

You can find this essay here.

The Sustainable Development Goals

Ilona Kickbusch is contributing actively to the debate on the role of health in the sustainable development goals
We need a sustainable development goal 18 on global health security, more.

Benefits and costs of the Health targets for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Copenhagen Consensus Center. Working paper January 2015.

Health in the post-2015 agenda: perspectives midway through. with Paulo Buss in: Cad. Saúde Pública, Rio de Janeiro, 30(10):2035-2037, out, 2014

Integration of health and sustainable development

From the Earth Summit to Rio+20: integration of health and sustainable development with Andy Haines, George Alleyne and Carlos Dora.

The relationship between health promotion and sustainable development

For the 2010 Conference of the International Union on Health Promotion and Education she wrote – commissioned by the Swiss Health Promotion Foundation – a report which explored the relationship between health promotion and sustainable development focused on the food system. It deals with the food system as a prism of present and future challenges for health promotion and sustainable development. You can find this report here.



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