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[Comment] Offline: Why the unity of life matters for our planetary health

Last week, the Rockefeller Foundation announced an investment of US$15 million towards, in their words, “establishing the pillars of a new discipline”. What is that discipline? It is planetary health, a field “that goes beyond the boundaries of our existing global health framework to take into consideration the natural systems upon which human health depends”. As President of the Foundation, Judith Rodin’s personal commitment to this new discipline has been deep and serious. The idea of planetary health was first proposed at the Foundation’s Centennial conference, held in Beijing in 2013.