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The Gordon Goodman Memorial Lecture 2021 with Professor Andy Haines: Climate change and health: developing evidence for action

Date: September 01, 2021

Sir Andy Haines, Advisory Group member for Future Earth’s Health Knowledge-Action Network, will deliver The Gordon Goodman Memorial Lecture 2021 on 15 September, 15.00 CET. Health impacts from climate change could be devastating, from heat-wave-related deaths to shifts in food production and endemic diseases. But the efforts to mitigate climate change could bring health benefits, from improvements in air quality with the reduction of fossil fuel emissions and knock-on health effects, to shifts in eating habits that include less greenhouse-gas–emitting meat and more healthy fruits, nuts and vegetables.

Sir Haines is Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health, Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His current research focuses on climate change mitigation, sustainable and healthy food systems and complex urban systems for sustainability.  He currently co-chairs the Lancet Pathfinder Initiative on health in the zero-carbon economy, as well as the Inter Academy Partnership (consisting of 140 science academies worldwide) working group on climate change and health. For more on his distinguished career, read here.

A panel discussion will follow. Panelists will include Brama Kone, a Steering Committee member of the Health Knowledge-Action Network who is an associate professor at the University Peleforo Gon Coulibaly of Korhogo and project leader at the Swiss Centre for Scientific Research, Côte d’Ivoire.

Hosted by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Stockholm University.

Direct link for registration HERE.