Public Health lunch time seminar: Opportunities from climate change mitigation policies

22 September 2017

The global climate crisis threatens our health through many exposure pathways, from heat waves and air pollution, to malnutrition, infectious diseases and social dislocation.  At the same time, confronting the cause of climate change —reducing greenhouse gas emissions — offers large benefits to health.  Such health "co-benefits" of climate change policies, including opportunities to: reduce mortality via clean energy technology; enhance physical fitness through “active” transportation from better urban design; and improve dietary health from eating lower on the food chain.  In short, reasons abound for attaining a low-carbon economy as one of  the largest public health opportunity of our times.

In this lecture, our expert speaker, Professor Jonathan Patz will discuss about Public Health Opportunities from Climate Change Mitigation Policies.


About the Speaker:

Jonathan Patz is Professor & John P. Holton Chair in Health and the Environment, and Director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.  Jonathan served as Health Co-chaired for the first US National Assessment on Climate Change and for 15 years a lead author for the UN IPCC –recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. From 2006 to 2010, Dr. Patz served as Founding President of the International Association for Ecology and Health, and in 2015 Professor Patz received the American Public Health Association (APHA) Homer-Calver Award for Environmental Health Leadership.  He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research papers and two textbooks on health and global environmental change.

 

Event details



Public Health lunch time seminar: Opportunities from climate change mitigation policies

Where Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), Sydney School of Public Health When

22 September 2017


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