What the Physical Activity Community Can Do for Climate Action and Planetary Health?

WashU affiliated authors: Rodrigo Reis; Deborah Salvo (Brown school) 

Abstract: We are experiencing a planetary tipping point with global warming, environmental degradation, and losses in biodiversity. The burdens of these changes fall disproportionately on poor and marginalized populations. Physical activity promotion strategies need to be aligned with climate action commitments, incorporating the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change scenarios in physical activity action plans. The promotion strategies must consider equity a core value and promote physical activity to the most vulnerable populations so that they are protected from the ill-health impacts of a changing climate.

Citation or DOI:https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2021-0719