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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.
- Former Vice President Al Gore, Founder and Chairman, The Climate Reality Project
- Georges Benjamin, American Public Health Association
- Ashish Jha, Harvard Global Health Institute
Vice President Al Gore, Founder and Chairman, The Climate Reality Project
Panel: Connecting Climate Change and Public Health: State of the Science
Jonathan Patz, University of Wisconsin
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
Glenn Morris, University of Florida
Air Quality and Allergens
Patrick Kinney, Boston University
Lise Van Susteren, Advisory Board member, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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
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
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
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
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
Closing remarks by Vice President Gore
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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