Health and Climate Change: How can tackling Climate Change improve your health?
23 November 2021, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Our panellists will discuss mental health and climate change, the health impacts of migration and disasters, active travel as a way of reducing carbon emissions and tracking the impacts of climate change of human health.
This event is free.
YouTube live stream
About the lecture:
Marina Romanello will give an overview of the work of the Lancet Countdown on tracking the impacts of climate change on human health. Jenny Mindell will speak about active travel (walking, cycling and using public transport) and the way in which this reduced carbon emissions and provides numerous health benefits. Ilan Kelman will talk about the health impacts of migration and disasters under climate change, whereas Gesche Huebner will discuss mental health and climate change, a frequently overlooked yet crucial topic.
This event is part of UCL’s climate campaign ‘Generation One’. Together we are the new generation taking responsibility for climate action and turning science into actionable ideas.
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Please note that this lecture is taking place online only and we will circulate a link to join the event in good time beforehand.
About the Speakers
Dr Marina Romanello
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Francis Crick Institute
Dr. Romanello trained as a Biochemist in the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and holds a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Cambridge. Her research has focused on the impact of environmental exposures on epigenetic alterations. She worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Francis Crick Institute in London, studying the environmental drivers of cancer onset. Currently she is the Data Scientist and Research Fellow for The Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change, where she coordinates the research activities of the collaboration, and is in charge of the scientific development and refining of the Lancet Countdown's indicators.
Professor Ilan Kelman
Professor of Disasters and Health at University College London
Ilan Kelman is Professor of Disasters and Health at University College London, England and a Professor II at the University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway, using climate change as one connection between disasters and health.
Professor Jenny Mindell
Professor of Public Health at University College London
Jenny Mindell, Professor of Public Health at UCL, is an international expert on the impacts of transport on health and inequalities.
Dr Gesche Huebner
Lecturer in Sustainable and Healthy Built Environments at Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources
Dr Gesche Huebner is Lecturer in the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources; her research and teaching focuses on links between the built environment, energy, climate change, and health.