Between 26 and 28 October 2022, the Franco-Latin American Bioethics Forum in Paraguay (bilingual) aimed at the effects of climate change was held, with the participation of European and American exhibitors. It was organized from Paris by Prof. Christian Byk (UNESCO Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee and French Commission for UNESCO). Researchers and climatologists from various international reference institutions participated in the interdisciplinary dialogue to address the issue from different angles, where it was clear that nature is closely linked to life and spirituality, that the human being is not the owner of nature, that cultural diversity must be respected (it was never made) and, the scientists of indigenous peoples stressed that their culture preserves nature and opposes the degradation of the planet as well as respects cultural property.

The need for an ethics applied to environmental problems. Ecological knowledge as a moral problem. The desirability of developing an environmental epistemology. Humans as part of nature and the rights of nature (ethical, moral, political). Deep ecology and criticized the anthropocentric stance of modernity. The cosmocentric thought of the indigenous peoples was confronted with anthropocentric thought, initiated with the Greco-Roman culture and later by the other western peoples.

Climate change, the damage it causes to human health and the current paradigm “one health” (one health), that is: human health-animal health-health of the planet

The environmental medicine and the planetary health

Prof. Dr. Roberto M. Cataldi Amatriain

The relation between the health of the population and the health of the environment. Montreal  Protocol (1975). Paris Protocol (2015)

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Vulnerability in the domains of medicine

The polysomy of the adjective, its nuances and approaches allude to the biological and/or biographical fragility or weakness of an individual or social group (populations at risk). Vulnerability legitimizes itself in bioethical discourse. The medicine has had a reductionist vision and neglected the vulnerability of the environment and its impact on human beings. The need to preserve the health of the planet and of all beings living on it. Ethics and law against harmful transgressions and abusive paternalism that use human beings in research protocols in the name of scientific and technological progress.