I was really honoured to be invited onto the Blue Mountains City Council’s (BMCC) Planetary Health Advisory Committee this month. After working with folks from the BMCC during 2020, to assist with information and briefing material that led to the BMCC adopting the Rights of Nature as a foundational principle, I’m really looking forward to working with them as they develop their principles and practical strategies for contributing to Planetary Health.
For information about the BMCC’s Planetary Health initiative, please visit this webpage.
For more information about the amazing people I’m honoured to be working with on the BMCC Planetary Health Advisory Committee, please visit this webpage.
What is ‘Planetary Health’?
Its aim is to provide a framework for people to reassess and adapt human practices to better support a healthy planet for current and future generations. It also includes learning from sustainable resource management practices that have been used by traditional peoples from around the world for millennia.
Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative
The Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative will be a framework for a range of new initiatives for the BMCC, and will also build on – and strengthen – their work to date. The BMCC is one of only two Local Councils located within World Heritage Areas and already has one of the most progressive and ecocentric approaches to council programs in Australia. They acknowledge that they can still do more, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this initiative can connect with First Nations Peoples and other local community groups and individuals, and showcase truly regenerative governance.