I Global Summit Science, Nature and Health

Welcome to the I Global Summit Science, Nature and Health

The Diputació de Barcelona (Barcelona Provincial Council) and Forest Therapy Hub invite to the I Global Summit Science, Nature and Health on March 29-30 2023.

Reflecting the global nature of FTHub involving Guides and Practitioners from more than 60 countries, the I Global Summit will take place over two days, from mornings to evenings in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceania.

The Parks Network of the Diputació de Barcelona has a long and solid track record in pioneering projects that understand public management and the common good in close relation to healthy ecosystems and the social use of nature. 

At the I Global Summit, leading experts in their fields will be keynote speakers and experiential workshops will also be offered by specialists in their areas. An opportunity to learn about case studies and development of first-person experiences presented by the protagonists; science and research from multidisciplinary fields proving the scientific basis of nature-based solutions, and Online Experiential Indoor Sessions.

The topics that will be discussed at the Summit address issues of utmost importance in various fields such as decision making based on the health of people and the planet: 

The Green Transition: Challenges of the 21st century, Bringing Nature to the Workplace: Nature -based Corporate Well-being, Adventure and Nature Therapy, Nature Connectedness: the Biodiversity Bond, Protected Natural Areas: A Key Asset for Well-being, The Global Vision: Planetary Health, the International Standards for Forest Therapy. 

And also Forest Therapy for Treatment and Rehabilitation, Forest Bathing for Cancer Patient, Sustainability and Green Education, Native Communities Tourism, Integrative Medicine, Case Studies of Forest Bathing and Tourism, Herbs Harvesting and their Medicinal Use, and Experiential Sessions: Expressive Arts in Nature, Nature Connectedness in Blue Spaces, BreathINg Nature, Emotional Management in Nature.

Some of the speakers are: Xavier Roget, Advisor of Diputacio de Barcelona Parks Network; Dr Liz O’Brien, Head of Society and Environment Research Group (United Kingdom); Carlos A. Faerron Guzmán, M.D., M.Sc., Associate Director Planetary Health Alliance and Carlos Saraiva from Brazil; Dr. Guadalupe Garibay Chávez; Dr. Guangyu Wang from UBC; Chia-Pin (Simon) Yu, Ph.D. Associate Professor, School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, Taiwan National University; Kathleen Wolf, University of Washington (USA); Daniela Silva-Rodríguez (Peru), Esther Deltor of Mehrs (Spain), Agnieszka Olszewska-Guizzo (Poland/Portugal), PhD Kirsten Mc Ewan (UK), PhD Monste Subirana Malaret (Spain), among outstanding professionals and researchers of their kind.

Please check the details on the I Global Summit page. The networks of this task and science are expanding and sharpening. Check your calendar and time zone and get ready for this global science-driven celebration of Green Well-being and Healthcare, Education and Planetary Health.

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