In the run up to Our Climate Our Health / Paris COP21/ People’s Climate March Climate HEALTH Alliance is hosting a full day seminar on 19 November 2015 “Our Climate is Our Health: Integrating health in policy and decision-making for our low carbon world”
It’s 2030, and the world is firmly on a path to low carbon economies and societies. Governments across the world have introduced low carbon policies for energy and transport, zero carbon homes and buildings are commonplace, and many individuals and businesses now generate their own energy from the sun and the wind. The health of people was a key factor in motivating this shift.
At the seminar an advisory panel will describe how the 2030 scenario described above, happened, outline how different things are from 2015, and offer insights into the healthy future that lies ahead. Panelists include Grant Blashki (Nossal Institute), Susie Burke (Australian Psychological Society), Matthew Wright (Zero Emissions Australia), and Monique Conheady (Chair of Moreland Energy Foundation, founded Flexicar) and our own David Holmgren (Vision for energy descent).
The panel session is at 11am and is entitled Imagining our low carbon world: a thought experiment
This seminar will bring the CAHA members and broader healthcare sector stakeholders together to learn from one another on advocating for action on climate change, will strengthen relationships and build understanding between health and environment groups, and work towards developing a collaborative national strategy on climate change and health – with the goal of getting policy outcomes within two years.
For more info see www.ourclimateourhealth.org