Hans Keune / Senior scientist

University of Antwerp & Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) / Polictical & environmental science

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My main concern science, policy and society at large is lack of a caring attitude: it seems we care less for each other and for the quality of our living environment than needed for tackling the 21st century challenges, of which climate change and its interlinkages with human, animal and ecosystem health is prominent.
In our work for the Chair Care and the natural living environment, we seek to combine human health care with care for the environment; climate change is part of the environmental health determinants. And we seek to be open and collaborative.
It is still difficult to work in an integrated manner across fields, disciplines and sectors: many are still not really open to that.
Establishing a more caring attitude in our society at all levels of our society is needed.

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