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The connection between cities, climate and young people and why cutting carbon is good for your health

Aerial view of Glasgow city

How do young people living in cities around the world feel about the air they breathe and how would radical decarbonisation improve child health? Join us for a presentation of new findings from the Children, Cities and Climate project, followed by a dynamic panel discussion and interactive session.

The intersection of climate change, cities, young people and health is critical for the future of people and the planet. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, in collaboration with Students for Global Health, are hosting this interactive session to present research findings from the Children, Cities and Climate project. This will include results from an analysis of the child health benefits of radically cutting air pollution in cities and a global online survey asking urban young people and current or expectant parents how they feel about the air they breathe and the changes they would like to see in their cities.  

The winning art and music entries from the Art of Health Breathe In competition, focusing on the theme "the air we breathe in Zimbabwe's cities", will also be showcased. This will be followed by a panel discussion with expert speakers and young leaders, who will offer further insights into why cutting carbon in cities is good for health and the role of young people in driving forward action. Through a Q&A and interactive session, the audience will have the opportunity to share reactions to the research findings, key messages for decision-makers attending the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) and ideas for how we can work together to build a cleaner, brighter cities of the future with and for young people. 


  • Robert Hughes, Co-Investigator of the Children, Cities and Climate and Clinical Research Fellow at LSHTM  

  • Patience Agyekum, Policy Team Lead and Climate Change Focal Person, Strategic Youth Network for Development Ghana 

  • Srijani Datta, Director, Youth For Climate India  

  • Ryan McShane, UK Food Ambassador, Food Foundation 

  • Rhiannon Osborne, Co-chair of Students for Global Health’s climate change and health working group 

  • Zihan Xuan, Co-Facilitator, YOUNGO Cities Working Group 


Follow webinar link. Free and open to all. No registration required.