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Clément Vidal

University of California Berkeley

This essay explores ways to extend the concept of planetary health in the context of the major planetary evolutionary transition humans are embedded in. I argue that planetary health can be naturally extended to a fully planetary scale, including geo- bio- techno- and noo-spheres issues. I show the need and importance for ethics and governance to become global, and I give some examples of physiological and psychological health issues from a planetary perspective.

Keywords: planetary health, international relations, noosphere, global governance, global ethics, Earth Systems Science, Gaia theory, major evolutionary transition

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Author(s): Clément Vidal
Year: 2022
Title: Global Ethics and Global Governance in the Noosphere
Published in: Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design
Volume: RSD11
Article No.: 127
URL: https://rsdsymposium.org/global-ethics-and-global-governance-in-the-noosphere
Host: University of Brighton
Location: Brighton, UK
Symposium Dates: October 3–16, 2022
First published: 22 September 2022
Last update: 30 April 2023
Publisher Identification: ISSN 2371-8404