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The environment and the media: shared responsibilities

September 15

Covid-19 has placed the relationship between scientific research and public communication centre stage. Expert knowledge has played a major role in public debate and media coverage of the issues. But this debate has also been marked by fakes news, where post-truth has been used as a tool of disinformation and a means to generate profound social discontent. How can we communicate complex truths and resolve the dilemma of the relationship between science and the media?

 

The Lalonde report in 1974 presented irrefutable evidence of the relationship between health and the environment, demonstrating that the environment is a determinant of population health. Covid-19 has made it clear that health and the environment are global public goods.

 

If we wish to ensure a healthy planet and global sustainability, how can we generate interest, raise awareness and explain how to meet the challenges of health and the environment? This conversation aims to provide a forum for a critical public debate about how to address the challenges and shoulder the shared responsibilities that are the basis of accurate, calm and thoughtful public communication with respect to the well-being of the planet.

 

To this end, we organized a webinar with two of the authors of the new book "Sociedad entre pandemias" (Society between pandemics):

 

 

Jordi Sunyer. Research Professor at ISGlobal.
Milagros Pérez Oliva. Columnist and member of the editorial team at El País.

Introduced and moderated by Nuria Terribas (director of the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation) and Juan del Llano (director of the Gaspar Casal Foundation)

Webinar video

 

 

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