UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences


VIRTUAL EVENT: Room 1 for Dr Climate – the one clinic we can’t afford to miss

15 November 2022, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

A photo of Adesh Sundaresan accompanied by an image of wind turbines

Join us to find out how climate change affects human health, what we must do to protect our futures and what YOU can do to save the planet.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Kate Thomas & Dr Nephtali Marina-Gonzalez – Faculty of Medical Sciences

Climate change increasingly threatens human survival over coming decades and we need to address the issue now. As the world's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change scientists warn, failure to act now means missing 'a narrowly closing window to secure a liveable future.' With 12% of world GDP being spent on healthcare, we have the chance to be the solution. Doing so can help address health inequity, while low-carbon living (e.g. active transport, a diet of local seasonal vegetable products) is also a deal healthier.

Tune in to find out how climate change affects human health, and what YOU can do today to save yourselves, and us all.  

This lecture will be followed by a Q&A with our speaker, Dr Adesh Sundaresan.

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #FMSLectures

About the Speaker

Adesh Sundaresan

Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow at UCL

A photo of Adesh Sundaresan

Adesh Sundaresan received his medical degree with an intercalated BSc in Neuroscience from University College London. He was appointed as an Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow at UCL Medical School in 2020 and pioneered a student selected programme on Climate, Health and Sustainability. He was recently appointed as the Director of Media and Communications for Columbia University’s Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education and is spearheading a new podcast, “Climate Clinic”. He has also been working with Skewb Climate to empower and inspire school children about climate change across the UK through innovative digital education initiatives. Adesh has a wide range of interests, and is an award-winning professional Indian classical vocalist, having performed across India and the UK. He has experience presenting radio and television programmes for platforms including Resonance 104.4FM, BBC1 and the Soil Association.