LSHTM pre-COP27 climate & health symposium: moving from evidence to action
How is climate change affecting our health and what can we do about it?
The large gap between the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions necessary to achieve the Paris Agreement and current projected emission trajectories emphasises the urgent need for rapid climate action. While we are currently not on track to achieve global climate goals, we still have a narrow window of opportunity to avert catastrophic climate breakdown, improve health and save lives.
This two-day symposium, hosted online by LSHTM’s Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health, will focus on the latest scientific evidence on the health impacts of climate change and explore solutions we can implement to achieve a just transition to net-zero and ensure healthy, sustainable futures for people and the planet.
Themes of each session align with key focus areas of the COP27 programme.
Day 1: Wednesday 5 October 2022
- 11.00-12.30: Session 1 – Health impacts of climate change
- 14.00-15.30: Session 2 – Adaptation, agriculture and food systems
Day 2: Thursday 6 October 2022
- 11.00-12.30: Session 3 – Health co-benefits of climate actions
- 14.00-15.30: Session 4 – Youth perspectives on creating healthy, sustainable cities