september, 2018

12sepAll DayGlobal Climate and Health Forum(All Day: wednesday) UC San Francisco Mission Bay Event Organized By: Health Care Without Harm, UCSF Global Health Group, US Climate and Health Alliance, and Global Climate and Health Alliance Event Type:Health

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HEALTH ACTION FOR CLIMATE AND CLIMATE ACTION FOR HEALTH

The Global Climate and Health Forum will bring together 250 leaders from national and local governments, health systems, public health agencies, civil society, and international health organizations to build the community of climate and health professionals, share global success stories of health action for climate, and generate momentum and commitments for action on climate and health.

The Forum is organized by the Health Care Without Harm, UCSF Global Health Group, US Climate and Health Alliance and Global Climate and Health Alliance.

Climate change is the greatest threat to health of this century. It is impacting health in every country today and is projected to reverse half a century of progress on global health. Global action is urgent and must be accelerated to avoid potentially catastrophic levels of global warming.

The health sector has a vital role to play – as an important voice advocating for climate action and as a key sector that must reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions. Climate change poses a major threat to health, and health systems and professionals are on the front lines dealing with the human impacts of climate change now. Climate solutions can offer significant opportunities to address major health challenges, from global health inequities to the non-communicable disease epidemic.

Integrating health sector perspectives in climate policy at all levels of government, and the health voice in the public climate debate, is essential. A fully mobilized health sector will be a powerful force for climate action.

The Forum will build the capacity of the global health response to climate change by strengthening collaboration across all health sector stakeholders, raising the health voice for climate action, and mobilizing health sector commitments to climate change solutions.

Time

All Day (Wednesday)

Location

UC San Francisco Mission Bay

Byers Hall, 1600 16th St., San Francisco, CA

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