COP27 Resilience Hub: Building resilience through the nexus of urban and rural food, health and climate systems
Highlighting the health implications of climate-driven food insecurity, the session will focus on existing programs that strengthen the climate resilience and economic viability of the food supply chain and improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers. It will look at the key role that early warning systems play in making the supply chain from rural to urban settings more climate resilient, and the widespread health and environment benefits of including food systems in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
Please see the COP Resilience Hub for the full programme. The event will be moderated by Amanda Quintana, Climate and Health Technical Specialist, Abt Associates and LSHTM and Dr Pauline Scheelbeek, Assistant Professor, LSHTM.
- Walid Allam, Project Director, Abt Associates
- Susannah Mayhew, Professor, LSHTM
- Sunayana Sen, Programme Manager, Resurgence
- Marco Springmann, Professor, LSHTM and Co-Director of the Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health
- Patty Fong, Global Alliance for the Future of Food
- Kurt Shickman, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
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.