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    Climate & Health Meeting

    FEBRUARY 16, 2017 • ATLANTA, GA

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    ABOUT THE CLIMATE & HEALTH MEETING

    In an effort to provide a crucial platform for the diverse stakeholders in the public health and climate communities to come together around solutions, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, the American Public Health Association (APHA), The Climate Reality Project, Harvard Global Health Institute, the University of Washington Center for Health and the Global Environment, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute, and Dr. Howard Frumkin, former director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health, hosted a Climate & Health Meeting on February 16, 2017 at The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Supported by the Turner Foundation and other organizations, the one-day event filled the gap left by the recently-canceled Climate & Health Summit originally to be hosted and sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others.

    Given the expedited timeframe of the event, the meeting did not seek to replace the full three-day conference originally planned by the CDC. However, the event preserved the focus of the CDC conference and was a substantive working session for participants, providing a crucial platform for members of public health professions, the climate community, and officials tasked with responding to local health problems, to come together around solutions.

    AGENDA

    8:00aM-9:00aM

    Registration

    9:00aM-9:30aM

    Welcome REMARKS

    • Former Vice President Al Gore, Founder and Chairman, The Climate Reality Project
    • Georges Benjamin, American Public Health Association
    • Ashish Jha, Harvard Global Health Institute

    9:30aM-10:00aM

    Keynote Presentation

    Vice President Al Gore, Founder and Chairman, The Climate Reality Project

    10:00aM-10:15aM

    Break

    10:15aM-11:30aM

    Panel: Connecting Climate Change and Public Health: State of the Science

    • Moderator
      Jonathan Patz, University of Wisconsin
    • Heat
      Kim Knowlton, Natural Resources Defense Council and Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
    • Extreme Weather Events and Disasters
      Mark Keim, DisasterDoc
    • The Food Supply
      Sam Myers, Harvard University
    • Infectious Diseases
      Glenn Morris, University of Florida
    • Air Quality and Allergens
      Patrick Kinney, Boston University
    • Mental Health
      Lise Van Susteren, Advisory Board member, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    11:30aM-12:05PM

    Special keynote: Co-benefits: The good news story of climate change and health

    • Introduction by: Patrick Breysse, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Professor Sir Andy Haines, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    12:05pM – 12:15pM

    Special Keynote: Laura Turner Seydel

    Board Member, the Turner Foundation; Board Chair, Mothers and Others for Clean Air

    12:15pM – 12:25pM

    Special Keynote: Stephanie Stuckey

    Chief Resilience Officer, City of Atlanta

    12:30pM-2:00pM

    Lunch

    12:50pM-1:35pM

    Lunchtime Panel: Protecting Public Health From Climate-Related Threats: Lessons from Across the Globe

    • Moderator: Kristie Ebi, University of Washington
    • Rainer Sauerborn, Heidelberg Institute of Public Health
    • Diarmid Campell-Lendrum, World Health Organization
    • Jan Semenza, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

    2:15pM-3:30pM

    Panel: Protecting Public Health from Climate-Related Threats: From Science to Practice in the United States

    • Moderator: Howard Frumkin, University of Washington
    • Climate Change Adaptation: From Models to Action 
      George Luber, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Vulnerable Populations 
      Catherine Flowers, Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise
    • Action at the State and Local Level: The Role of Public Health Agencies 
      Clifford Mitchell, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
    • The Role of the Health Care Sector 
      Gary Cohen, Health Care Without Harm
    • BY VIDEO: Tracking and Measuring Progress 
      Nick Watts, Lancet Countdown and UK Health Alliance on Climate Change

    3:30pM-3:45pM

    Break

    3:45pM-4:45pM

    Panel: Communicating the Climate-Health Connection

    • Moderator: Matt James, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation
    • Ed Maibach, George Mason University
    • Susan Pacheco, University of Texas Health Science Center
    • Jerry Taylor, Niskanen Center

    4:45pM-5:00pM

    Closing remarks by Vice President Gore

     

    Climate and Health Meeting Speakers

    Bio
    Al Gore
    Bio
    Georges Benjamin
    Bio
    Pat Breysse
    Bio
    Diarmid Campell-Lendrum
    Bio
    Gary Cohen
    Bio
    Kristie L. Ebi
    Bio
    Catherine Flowers
    Bio
    Howard Frumkin
    Bio
    Professor Sir Andy Haines
    Bio
    Matt James
    Bio
    Ashish Jha
    Bio
    Mark Keim
    Bio
    Patrick Kinney
    Bio
    Kim Knowlton
    Bio
    George Luber
    Bio
    Ed Maibach
    Bio
    Clifford Mitchell
    Bio
    Glenn Morris
    Bio
    Sam Myers
    Bio
    Susan Pacheco
    Bio
    Jonathan Patz
    Bio
    Rainer Sauerborn
    Bio
    Jan Semenza
    Bio
    Stephanie Stuckey
    Bio
    Jerry Taylor
    Bio
    Laura Turner Seydel
    Bio
    Lise Van Susteren
    Bio
    Nick Watts
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    Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments • American Institute of Architects • American Lung Association • American Public Health Association • American Society of Landscape Architects • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America • C4 Cities • Center for Climate Change and Health, PHI • Children's Environmental Health Network • Citizens' Climate Lobby • City and County of Denver, Dept. of Environmental Health • ClimateNexus • Columbia University School of Public Health • EcoAmerica • Emory Dept. of Environmental Health • Emory Dept. of Environmental Sciences • George Washington University Sustainability Collective • Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies • Glaser Progress Foundation • Global Climate and Health Alliance • Green Schools National Network • Greenpeace USA • Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, Climate Psychiatry Committee • Harvard Global Health Institute • Institute of Transport Engineers • International Living Future Institute • International Transformational Resilience Coalition • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health and Engineering • Kresge Foundation • Mom's Clean Air Force • NAACP • National Assoc. of City & County Health Officials • National Indian Health Board • National Resilience Institute • Natural Resources Defense Council • Physicians for Social Responsibility • Planet Labs • Public Health Institute • Stanford University, Center for Innovation in Global Health • The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health • The CLEO Institute • Trust for America's Health • Trust for Public Land • Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine • Turner Foundation • U.S. Climate and Health Alliance • U.S. Green Building Council • University of Colorado Consortium on Climate Change and Health • University of Washington School of Public Health • University of Wisconsin-Madison

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