Climate change, a health emergency: What the IPCC says about health, and why it is important for COP27
Date: Monday 30th May 2022 2pm – 3.30pm CET
In 2022 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change released its sixth assessment report (AR6) on climate impacts (Working Group II) and climate mitigation (Working Group III). These are the culmination of current science of climate change and they present what the UN Secretary General UN Secretary General António Guterres called a ‘Code red for humanity’. The reports present the urgent need for ambitious and equitable climate action, and both identify impacts on human health as a critical outcome and motivator for action.
This webinar will unpack the IPCC AR6 reports and the implications of climate action for human health, and the responses needed at COP27 to ensure the benefits of healthy climate action are maximised. It explores how a health lens can help accelerate the urgency of climate mitigation and maximise resilience outcomes.
Overview of the health implication of the WGII Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability – Professor Guéladio Cissé, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, IPCC AR6 WGIII co-author (confirmed)
WHO moving forward the Climate resilience and health agenda –
Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, WHO and IPCC WGII co-author (Confirmed)
Overview of IPCC AR6 WGIII Climate mitigation and health, with a focus on India –
Minal Pathak, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, WGIII Co-author (confirmed)
Climate, cities, and health in East Africa –
Prof Shuaib Lwasa, Global Centre on health, WGIII co-author (confirmed)
Opportunities and implications for COP27
Harjeet Singh, Climate Action Network International and the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative (confirmed)