10:00 - 11:00

Session 1B

Protecting People and the Planet

- Building Climate Resilient Health Systems

The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged health systems all over the world and even increased
vulnerability to further health threats such as climate change. According to the WHO it's the same human activities that are destabilizing the Earth’s climate and endanger people's health. Fighting climate change and enhancing the resilience of our health systems at the same time is therefore crucial. This effort requires global collaboration, increased finance, and the equitable sharing of solutions. How can we create resilient health systems that are able to withstand climate change impacts and protect people? What role can public officials, health professionals and solutions providers play in driving global climate action?

Speakers:

 

Dr Richard Smith (moderator)

Chair, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change

Montse Montaner (keynote)

Chief Sustainability Officer, Novartis

Dr. Nino Kharaishvili

Global Health Solutions Director, Jacobs

Jim Goudreau

Head of Sustainability, Novartis

Alice Chapman-Hatchett

President, European Public Health Alliance

Dr Maria Neira

Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health (ECH), World Health Organisation