Engaging health to catalyze action on climate change?


Launch of the report 'Health and Climate Change: Policy response to protect human health'

mandag 25. januar 2016, kl. 16:30

Sal: Amalie Skram

Arrangør: Lancet Commission, NORAD and The Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM)

Inngang: Gratis

Tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century, says Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change.

The Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change is a major initiative to respond to the health emergency of climate change. The Commission aims to re-frame the climate change debate in terms of a health challenge. It provides an authoritative and scientifically founded case for the impact of climate change on health, and the necessary actions which protect human health demands.

Drawing on key findings from the report, the seminar will discuss and illuminate how to engage the health agenda to catalyze action on climate change. The Lancet Commission will present its work, followed by key note speeches, a panel discussion and an open debate with the public.

Policy responses and recommendations laid out in the report will be discussed with regards to implications domestically in Norway and for the Norwegian engagement in international affairs.

The seminar will be in English. Coffee, fruit and light snack will be served.

We kindly ask that people who wish to attend sign up using the registration link

Welcome speech, Kristin Dypedokk, Centre for Development and Environment (SUM), University of Oslo
Introduction, Ian Hamilton, Lancet Commission member, Lecturer and Senior Researcher, University College London
Key note speech, Karen O’Brien, Professor, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo
Key note speech, Jon Lomøy, Director General, NORAD

Panel debate
John-Arne Røttingen, the Norwegian Health Agency (Folkehelseinstituttet)
Sudhvir Singh, Policy Director, EAT
Per Espen Stoknes, Climate Psychologist, the Norwegian Business School (BI)
Karen O’Brien, Professor at University of Oslo
Robert Lowe, Director, UCL Energy Institute and Professor of Energy & Building Science, University College London.
Closing remarks, Sidsel Roalkvam, Professor at Centre for Development and Environment (SUM), University of Oslo

The seminar is free and open for all!
Photo:Michael Angelo Lucas, Flickr