SI 2020/958
9th September 2020
SI 2020/971
11th September 2020

Healthcare for planets and humans: why looking after nature is good for mind, body, and the NHS

Speech by Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive, Environment Agency, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources.

The ten-second summary of the speech is

You can only have healthy humans if you have a healthy planet. When we damage nature we damage people too. If we look after nature, it will look after us. Doing so costs money. But it’s the best possible investment we could make, because the benefit/cost ratio is fantastic – not just in costs saved for the NHS, but in lives saved for our communities, and a future saved for our planet.