Discover the role of health professionals in the climate change emergency.
The ninth episode of the 'Health emergency of climate change' series will look at the importance of planetary health from the perspective of the current pandemic. This episode will gather thought-leadership and perspectives from around the world on planetary health, and how our impact on nature can influence the rise of pandemics.
Leading authorities in this area will discuss what we currently know about the relationship between planetary health and pandemics, the negative and positive impacts of the current pandemic on planetary health, strategies for minimising future threats, and what healthcare professionals can do to make a difference.
The discussion will be chaired by the Royal Society of Medicine's Vice President Dr Claire Bayntun, and will feature Dr Kris Murray from the Imperial-LSHTM-MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis in The Gambia, and Dr Peninah Murage, co-Deputy Director of the LSHTM Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health.
During this webinar you will:
- Explore the interdependent relationship between biodiversity and the ecosystem
- Assess the positive and negative impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on planetary health along with our understanding of its importance
- To look forward and understand the strategies, solutions and actions that would enable us to prepare for future pandemics
- To offer advice for how health professionals can advocate for planetary health
View our climate change resources page to learn more.
In this 10-part Health emergency of climate change series, experts from across the health community will unite to address the impact that climate change is having on human health. By positioning health and wellbeing at the centre of the climate change discussion, the Royal Society of Medicine will give healthcare professionals the opportunity to understand the links between climate change and health and recognise how they can help combat climate change and its effects.
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We would like to thank Michael Rapp for his generous support enabling free access to this webinar series.
Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. Late registrations will not be accepted.
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