Public Health Voices Webinar: Voices from COP27
22 November 2022, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Join us on Tuesday 22 November at 4pm to hear from the UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences’ experts who attended COP27.
This event is free.
‘Public Health Voices’ is an event series, open to all, which aims to engage with and showcase the importance of interdisciplinarity in public health research and training.
Our first event will be a chance to explore: climate change, health and justice.
The WHO states that climate change is the ‘single biggest health threat facing humanity’. Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health - clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter. From 6-18 November, Heads of State, ministers and negotiators, along with climate activists, academics, mayors, civil society representatives and CEOs will meet in Egypt at the 27th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27), the largest annual gathering on climate action. With so much climate action occurring globally this is one of the most important climate summits in history.
Come and hear from the UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences’ experts who attended COP27, as they discuss climate change, health and justice, and what needs to be done to take action towards achieving the world's collective climate goals as agreed under the Paris Agreement and the Convention.
Welcome - Prof Anthony Costello
Climate Change and Health - Dr Marina Romanello
Climate and Health Justice - Mita Huq
How can we secure a health future for all?
Panel discussion and audience Q&A
About the speakers
Anthony led the 2009 and 2014 Lancet Climate Commissions on Climate Change and Health and is co-chair of a countdown series of annual Lancet reports to monitor the evolving health profile of climate change.
Marina is a climate change and health expert, and Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown.
Mita is promoter of climate and health justice.
Public Health Voices
‘Public Health Voices’ is a webinar series, open to all, which aims to engage with and showcase the importance of interdisciplinarity in public health research and training.
By working together with multiple disciplines, and in collaboration with local communities, local government, the NHS, the third sector, and industry, we can have a real impact on public health research and practice. Read more.