COP21 Conference – Healthy Lives on a healthy Planet: What is Next for Research and Policy?

From 30th of November to December 11th, Paris will welcome the 21st United Nations Conference on Climate Change. The Public Health sector community aims to raise awareness of the threats climate change poses to health and the opportunities to improve health through policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. On December 11th, at the COP21 Conference Center in Le Bourget, major public health actors will assess the implications of the agreement in Paris for global health and discuss the post-COP21 agenda for climate and health.


A prestigious pool of scientific, academic, and foundational institutions mobilize for the future of climate and health  

High-profile institutions such as the Lancet and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have repeatedly provided warnings to many consequences of climate change for human health and the health benefits of moving to a low carbon economy, yet this topic remains unfamiliar. The  Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health Paris-Berlin (University Sorbonne Paris Cité, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin ) together with The University of Geneva, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the University of Heidelberg, the World Health Organization, the Rockefeller Foundation, and The Lancet, have organised this meeting to raise awareness of both the health impacts of climate change and the health co-benefits of decisive action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The meeting will also define the agenda for research and policy in the future.


A comprehensive conference to protect public health in a changing climate

The topics covered on will include: the implications of COP21 for the health of the planet and of humanity and an overview of the recommendations of two Lancet commissions-, environmental change and its connection to health, the potential to link health and environmental data, a perspective from young researchers on environmental change and nutrition, the role of foundations in planetary health, and finally, the challenges of communication on environmental change and health.

This event is open to the civil society, policy makers, academics, foundations, opinion leaders and to any person interested on the issue of climate change and health.


Practical Information:

December 11th, 2015

From 11:15 to 14:15

Le Bourget Exhibition Center, Espace Génerations Climat

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