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Global Health Centre
Monday
14
November
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Healthcare and Climate Change: Victim or perpetrator?

International Geneva Global Health Platform
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Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la Paix, Geneva Graduate Institute

Moderated panel discussion, followed by a reception.

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Description

Climate change poses the most profound long-term threat to the health of nations. Healthcare systems are at the forefront of the crisis as they treat the consequences of climate change, such as air pollution, heat stress, injuries from natural disasters, or food and water insecurity. At the same time, the health sector – often the biggest or second-biggest sector in developed economies at around ten per cent of the GDP – is also a major contributor to carbon emissions, with responsibility for about five per cent of the total globally, twice the level of aviation. 

What can or should the health sector, governments, pharmaceutical companies, and civil society do to decarbonise healthcare, to conceive, develop, and implement new solutions in tackling the problem at the source?

There will be a reception following the event. 

 

Speakers

 

Opening remarks by Jelena Milenkovic | Director of Operations, Geneva Health Forum

 

Speakers:

Moderated by Suerie Moon | Co-Director, Global Health Centre, Geneva Graduate Institute

 

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