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The Melbourne Communiqué

The Melbourne Communiqué is a key outcome of the 2010 International Healthy Parks Healthy People Congress. The Communiqué is a result of the collective discussions by Congress delegates and forms a basis for our commitment to the way forward.

The Melbourne Communiqué along with its endorsements will be formally presented to: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Health Organisation, the Convention on Biological Diversity, World Park Leaders Forum and International Urban Parks and Green Space Alliance.

Your endorsement will represent an adoption of the HPHP philosophy and help forge greater global understanding and strengthening of the connection between nature and people.

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A summary of the Melbourne Communiqué
A call to action!

Principles of Healthy Parks Healthy People

  • Parks are integral to healthy people and a healthy environment
  • Human health depends on healthy ecosystems
  • Parks conserve healthy ecosystems
  • Contact with nature can improve human health
  • Parks contribute to economic growth and wellbeing
  • Parks contribute to cohesive, vibrant and healthy societies

The Chairperson and the Congress Committee and delegates of the inaugural International Healthy Parks Healthy People Congress 2010 call on: