Our Climate is Our Health:
Integrating health in policy and decision-making for our low carbon world
Thursday 19th November 2015 9am-1pm
Lunch included 1pm-2pm
(Followed by CAHA Strategy Session 2-3pm, and Annual Gneral Meeting 3-4pm for CAHA members)
As the global climate talks approach, health and medical professionals around the world are mobilising to advocate for policies that will limit the impacts of climate change on health.
The recent Lancet Commission on Health and Climate highlighted that “tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century”. A global campaign Our Climate Our Health aims to spread that messages to health professional and policymakers everywhere.
This Seminar in Melbourne on 19th November will bring together health and environment advocates to hear about examples of leadership for action on climate change, what to expect from the Paris talks, and feature an innovative thought experiment on “Imagining 2030 as a healthy, low carbon world”.
A final session will outline a pathway to developing a collaborative national strategy on climate change and health in Australia.
Facilitators for the day will be Alexandra De Blas, Fiona Armstrong and Holly Hammond.
Dr Peter Tait, Ecology and Environment, Public Health Assoc Aust
Assoc Prof Grant Blashki, Nossal Institute, Melbourne University
Kelly O’Shanassy, CEO, Australian Conservation Foundation
Erwin Jackson, Deputy CEO, The Climate Institute
Pip Carew, Assistant Secretary, Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (Vic)
Terrona Ramsay, CEO, Koowerup Regional Health Service
Holly Hammond, Director, Plan to Win
Dr Susie Burke, Senior Psychologist, Australian Psychological Society
David Holmgren, Vision for Energy Descent
Matthew Wright, Zero Emissions Australia
Monique Conheady, Chair of Moreland Energy Foundation, and founder of Flexicar
8.30am Registration, coffee and tea
9.05am-9.45am Leadership from the health sector
9.50am-10.30am An international perspective
• What to expect from the Paris climate talks
• Climate change, human health and the sustainable development goals
10.30am Welcome from CAHA President
10.35am Introduction to Climate Media Centre
10.40am-11.00am Morning Tea
11.00am-12.00pm Imagining our low carbon world: a thought experiment
12.00pm-1.00pm Fighting for the natural world (and ourselves): Lessons from the environmental and political movements
2.00pm-3.30pm Strategy Session: The Way Forward
3.30-4.00pm Climate and Health Alliance Annual General Meeting (CAHA members only)
(Morning tea and lunch are included in your ticket price.)
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Climate and Health Alliance
The Climate and Health Alliance is a coalition of health care stakeholders who work together to raise awareness about the health effects of climate change.