Pre-conference: Connecting health and climate change

Wednesday 10 November, 09:00 - 12:40 CET

Organised by:

ENBEL – connecting Health & Climate Change, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Irish Doctors for the Environment (IDE)

This session will bring together both researchers and public health experts to identify how best to translate the findings of climate and health research into international public health practice. In simple terms, the question we will be seeking to address is ‘What measures can be instituted over the next ten years to address the impact of climate change on population health with a particular focus on the most underserved groups?’ Detailed programme here.


09.15     Welcome and introduction
Niall Roche, Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

09.30     The ENBEL project – linking research to practice
Kristin Aunan, CICERO Center for International Climate Research, Norway

09.45     From evidence to practice; a public health perspective
Debbi Stanistreet, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ireland

Climate change: from research findings to practice

10.00    Heat and work
Kristina Jakobsson, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

10.20     Air quality and climate change
Steve Arnold, Institute for Climate & Atmospheric Science, School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

10.40     Maternal health and environmental heat
Matthew Chersich, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

11.00    Coffee break

11.15    Panel discussion:

  • How such interventions can be implemented in practice
  • The role of public health in ensuring an appropriate response to such evidence in both high- and low-income country settings

Ina Kelly, President of the Irish Medical Association / Consultant in Public Health medicine / Chair of the HSE’s Public Health Medicine Environment and Health Group, Ireland
Anne Stauffer, Deputy Director and Head of Strategy for Health and Environment Alliance Europe
Alice McGushin, Programme manager for The Lancet Countdown

12.15     Conclusion and next steps

12.30     Close
Niall Roche, Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


Registration fee

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