COP27 Children and Youth Pavilion: Clean Air for a Healthy Planet
How to Support Youth Leadership and Intergenerational Action on Air Pollution
Clean air is vital to human and planetary health, yet 99% of the world’s population does not have access to it. The primary sources of air pollution are also key drivers of global emissions - revealing a crucial opportunity to improve outcomes for people and the planet.
The event will be moderated by Theo Gibbs, YLabs.
- Alejandro Daly, Latin American Coalition for Clean Air
- Dr. Maria Neira, World Health Organization
- Chin Chin Lam YOUNGO and Global Youth Development Institute
- Jane Burston, Clean Air Fund
- Dr Robert Hughes, LSHTM
- Lihle Sabisa, Cityzens for Clean Air
- Collins Gameli, Cityzens for Clean Air
- Oluwatobiloba Ajayi, Cityzens for Clean Air
Please note that the broadcast link will be announced soon.
COP27 Climate and Health Events
The 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 6-18 November, with a view to facilitating action to limit temperature rise, supporting countries to adapt to climate impacts, and mobilising climate finance.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised climate change as the greatest threat to human health of the 21st century. Despite growing evidence of the health impacts of climate change, as well as the potential health benefits of climate action, health has largely been peripheral to climate change negotiations.
LSHTM, alongside the WHO, the global health community and a wide range of partners from academia, government, business and civil society, will be contributing to COP27 to highlight the importance of integrating health into all climate policies and stepping up action to ensure a sustainable future. LSHTM researchers will present the latest evidence on climate change and health and explore solutions to accelerate the just transition to net zero healthy societies.