Symposium Climate Changemakers in Health: From Science to Action
Thursday 11 November / 13.00 – 17.30 CET
The devastating effects of climate change on access to clean air, safe water, food and safe environment are becoming more visible in our daily lives. Existing health treats are likely to intensify (such as mortality from water – and vectorborne diseases) and new health treats will emerge (such as deaths from heat stress); with the impact mostly felt in areas with a weak health infrastructure and among vulnerable populations. The CALL TO ACT, formulated during the 2019 NVTG symposium ‘Climate Emergency’ was clearly heard and lead to the establishment of the NVTG Working Party Care for Climate (‘Zorg voor Klimaat’). In this symposium we combine SCIENCE & ACTION around the effects of climate change on planetary health. Scientific insights will guide the discussion during our symposium, and the floor will be given to ‘changemakers’ in health.
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